The OLW that has been speaking to me and in everything I do is perspective. Perspective reminds me others have different views based on their life stories. Perspective reminds me to consider different ways of looking at things. We can be quick to consider (or even judge) events in life from our own perspective, leading us to false assumptions. I have found pausing to consider the intentions of others opens my mind and allows better understanding and more positive thoughts.
The Power of Words~
Having felt the power of OLW lurking about I have decided to declare OLW for 2015. I am choosing a word that will enable me to be more present in my life. As the mom of a high school senior and college junior and a teacher of 6 and 7 year olds I am reminded daily how fast life changes. Unfortunately, I am also reminded how often I am distracted. My body is in the room, but my mind if drifting to what's next. I am missing the power of words, feelings, needs and questions all be directed to me. I am missing the opportunity to learn, understand and grow with those around me.
Being Present in the Moments of Now~
So in 2015 I will be more present, I will learn from others, I will have a growing awareness of others thoughts, questions and needs. In 2015 I will listen with intention. I will listen with the purpose of understanding.
As I was pondering what OLW might be looking for me and whether I would declare OLW in 2015 I goggled One Little Word… here's where I landed. I think my OLW and I have officially met.
"Wisdom will come as we listen to learn." --Russell M. Nelson