I remember attending a Church service many years ago on the first Sunday of a New Year wherein the minister talked to us about the importance of the name that we give things in our life. He said that when we name something – we are basically stating the nature of that thing. Well, as a motivational speaker who talks a lot about the power of the words we choose in life, I agreed totally with what he was saying. And then he did something really cool. He looked at this idea from a much bigger perspective.
He invited us to give the New Year a name. He asked us to state the nature of this new year. He said that by doing that we were setting a very powerful intention as to what we wanted to create for the next 365 days. He said that by defining the quality of this year, and aligning ourselves with that quality, we were putting ourselves in the design seat of our lives. We were basically saying, "THIS is what is important to me. THIS is the quality I want to manifest more of in my life."
I've done this every year now for many years. Most of the years I have written that one word on a small white stone and put the stone on my desk where I would see it every year. One year was named, "LOVE." One year was named, "ABUNDANCE." One year was named, "GRATITUDE." This year is a big one for me. This year is named, "HAPPINESS."
So, I'll ask you. If you could give this year a name for you – what would it be?