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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One Little Word 2012: Abundance

For the past five years, I hosted a Dream Board party to create a visual intention for the coming year. I'd have several friends come share the experience. We always had a grand time, but this year I chose to spend the time privately doing the same but in a different way. I joined Ali Edwards' One Little Word 2012 project. The foundation is scrapbooking, but I will be doing it digitally.

I'm having fun creating my manifestation pages for ABUNDANCE. First, I took a couple images of money filling up and spilling out of a liqueur glass.

Texture for the above image thanks to Kim Klassen: embrace


Then, using ideas from Ali's templates, I created my definition page that includes synonyms, quotations, invitations, reasons I chose the word, and images I took that remind me of my goal.

Background thanks to Pixel Dust

My word came to me as I walked my Mini-Camino of 36 miles in four days at Thanksgiving last year. I noticed so much awesome wildlife: crows, deer, squirrels. There were many friendly faces of hikers and mountain bikers who all greeted me with "have a good day." I was able to capture so much beauty in images that I shared through The Stroll, a photo-journal I published for a full year.

I realized that all the things I want in life are available abundantly: energy, companionship, joy, inspiration, fulfillment, and fun. My job is to recognize them and embrace all opportunities to engage and enjoy this life. I believe that financial abundance will come as I walk this path with open eyes and an open heart.

The quotes I found address issues I want to work on: "acting as if" and screening out doubts and fears.

"Act the part and you will become the part." ~ William James

“I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they’ll forget my number.” ~ Edith Armstrong

My hope for you is that you set an intention for the coming year and hold it close. Pay attention. Embrace what comes.

4 comments:

  1. What a lovely post and project lissa! Perhaps you would enjoy reading ONE THOUSAND GIFTS by Ann Voskamp. I am really loving it, and would fit right in and enhance your word, abundance! Will love to hear more about your project for this year. Best wishes in this new year!

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  2. Lissa, I truly enjoyed reading this post, and your work here is absolutely beautiful!

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  3. That's beautiful, Lissa. I've created some inspiration boards before as well and when I look back at them, I can see what I have accomplished and can see what wasn't really so important, or those too would have been accomplished. I love the digital scrapbooking avenue for you- it ties in perfectly with everything else you do. And may I borrow your quotes? They are good inspirations in many arenas. ~Jill

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  4. Lissa - Thanks for sharing this project. I love the Edith Armstrong quote. It makes me smile! As usual, you have inspired me!! :)

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