#TWTblog and #sol14
Happy New Year to all of the fellow slicers!
As I tumbled through 2013, balance kept me in check. I reminded myself repeatedly not to get bumped around by distractions that would take away from God, family and work. Thankfully, I think I did ok. And then, the thinking about the new word crept up on me. At first, I thought it would be "reflect" but I felt like reflect was too noisy...then I realized that the thing I needed to make actionable is to-"LISTEN"!
I found this quote and it inspires me because the thing I want to work on for 2014 is to listen better-with my whole heart with God, my family, teachers, students and parents. Here are some additional words that came up when I used the visual thesaurus (thanks to Michelle and Stacey) to determine outliers related to the word "listen"...“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
-to mind, to heed, to hear, to perceive, to comprehend
I searched for ideas and thinking about listening. I saw on a website that listen is an anagram for silent. How interesting that the same letters are used for listen...
I need to listen to my own heart too-what are my needs and wishes-what is my heart telling me? I'm not sure if this is the right word or not, but it "sounds" right for now. I will try my best to listen to the signs, sounds and symbols to head in the right direction for 2014...