11 Words of Inspiration for 2011 – Part 3

I found February as a hard month in which to be inspired.  My lackluster inspiration sort of leaked over into March too.  But now, as we near April, inspiration comes a little more easily these days – it’s lighter longer; the air warms up pretty nicely after a day of sunshine; the grass is showing as the snow recedes.  All in all, it’s time to come out of the cave and get ready for Spring.

Last month, my inspirational word on which to focus was DISCARD.  But you know, I didn’t DISCARD at all.  I lost my focus completely.  Maybe DISCARDing is one of those particularly difficult tasks to tackle.  Maybe DISCARDing requires change – more change than all those other words of inspiration.

Regardless, it’s time again to pick another word of inspiration. Here’s the video for you to watch again (less than a minute).  Pick a word and let me know which you’ve chosen and why.

April’s Inspirational Word

Lava - as in flowMy word of the month is FLOW – flow because I am in the flow of work – and I want to stay there. And I want to be in the flow of life.

I don’t want to be swimming upstream against the FLOW. I want to be going with the flow.  How about you? What word will inspire you this month?

Drop me a note and let me know!

Flickr Photo Credit: Paul (Dex)

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4 comments on “11 Words of Inspiration for 2011 – Part 3
  1. In the month of January I chose the word– DISCARD– in my life not just material things, but thoughts, ideas and issues that are not working for me anymore. I thought one month of DSCARDing was enough. However, it took three months instead of one! The weather also had an impact in my desire to not go outdoors and stay in the sanctuary of my home– so more DISCARDing took place just simply because I was inside most of the time.

    Tomorrow the month of April begins, the writings of Parker Palmer on Seasons speak to me that perhaps I need to be in the FLOW like a stream and be carried by the possibilities that life has in store for me in this season–

    Spring- In my own life, as my winters segue into spring, I not only find it hard to cope with mud but hard to credit the small harbingers of larger life to come, hard to hope until the outcome is secure. Spring teaches me to look more carefully for the green stems of possibility: for the intuitive hunch that may turn into a larger insight, for the glance or touch that may thaw a frozen relationship, for the stranger’s act of kindness that makes the world seem hospitable again.
    Parker Palmer-Seasons

    • Dawn says:

      We’ve chosen the same word but we’re arriving here from very different paths. Let’s be sure to check in with one another to ensure that we are able to stay in the FLOW. Thanks for sharing with such transparency.

  2. Ruth Maude says:

    My word in March was collaboration. I’m not sure that I did much more collaboration this month than I normally do. I have recently started a collaborative blogging project so I guess that counts.

    My word for April will be discard… perfect in light of today’s April Fool post.

    • Dawn says:

      Collaborative blogging definitely counts. Hmmm… discard was my word for March and I didn’t pull it off. I wonder if you will?

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