The last couple months have been more than usually stressful.
The idea of having a "word" for the year had literally went out the window.
or so I thought...
but I am determined.
My new word is SAVOR.
SAVOR doesn't just have to do with taste and smell.
It has to do with life. It has to do with slowing down and relishing the things around you; it has to do with enjoying life.
I savor the smell of the cold wet air, I am enjoying the sound of stepping on wet ground.
I savor the sights and sounds around me, the taste of food, the colors, and the feeling I get when eating comfort food.
I savor my father's voice. He turned 75 yesterday. I know there is going to come a time when I will no longer hear him call me "Red" . I wont get those texts anymore that say,"I love you".
I savor the conversations with friends.
I savor the silence when I am alone. I turn off the tv, the radio and listen to the other sounds in life.
I hear the clock, the traffic outside, and the cats sleeping.
I savor life.