…this is a “very carefully picked” word.
It is my chosen word for this year 2013! – WoTY
Why this word?
It is a renewal of —faith + love—, as simple as that!
This realization came upon me when 2 deaths met me in 2012.
First ‘my dear father’ Miguel Angel peacefully passed away after a long and extended illness, on 12-04-12
…next the sudden tragic and terrible death, a week later, of ‘my loving cat’ ComeHere on 12-11-12.
Having these deaths occur so consecutively and both on a Tuesday at around 6:00 am, was a bit disconcerting.
This was not exactly coincidental for I felt that they were linked somehow!
I spent about 3 days truly grasping at straws, very heartbroken and also very angry about the loss!
My feelings were shattered, my mind blank and literarily my thoughts started racing.
I saw myself running across plains and fields, covering great expanses;
passing through mountains like magic and into caves of time.
I swam across many oceans of sorrow where immense flocks of birds flew above with the fleeting clouds.
These swift mental voyages actually became very soothing for me.
But also quite puzzling!
And I wondered, asking… WHY? Why would I be running so? Am I fleeing from something?
Then it dawned on me I was traveling like this because I was free in some wild way.
These travels were showing me the depth of our world, the dimensions and its charms!
This was Love! It engulfs us constantly, it makes things happen and I needed not to forget this!
All of a sudden I felt as if these deaths were telling me to let go, of the habitual,
and the restrictions of the dreary path of selfness.
I so needed to change my perspective, I had been gifted with a glimpse and now an opportunity.
Here was the chance to revisit old paths with renewed enthusiasm.
By receiving the word “Renew” deeply in my heart,
I am committed to understand and embrace it!
And accept this hard lesson about love,
that was delivered to me, through the sad death of my dear ones.
In some sense I am renewing this unconditional love in my life.
After despair, many hopes flourish
just as after rain
thousands of roses open.
Surrender to the Almighty and be led into life.
Now for change and a bit of a blogging bliss! Go and discover Kathie Gadd’s “WoTY” (word of the year)
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