Saturday, January 12, 2013

Focusing on Life: Fresh

Fresh is the word that's going to drive me through 2013.
Fresh is how I'm going to wake up and look at each day and each opportunity
Fresh is the joy I'm going to look for in things that seem rote and boring and old and tired.
Fresh is my outlook on frustrations.
Fresh is my view of crafting and creating and challenging myself to try.
Fresh is how I'll savor the little things like a new tube of mascara or a perfectly salted pistachio.
Fresh will get me to take a deep breath and stop on the way to work on the King Street Bridge on Langley to take a picture when the water is so smooth, there's a duck-looking bird eating fish, and the cars are honking hello.  (I was late for work, but it was worth it.)

So, that's it. Fresh.  That's my word.  

There are others out there sharing their words today...


  1. I think your word for 2013, Fresh, is a perfect word. A beautiful way to look at each day, each opportunity and experience.

  2. Freshly said! Invigorating and uplifting!! Beautiful photo...and reflection, too..

  3. a wonderful photo and a wonderful word - most uplifting!
    i'm no. 21 on the list btw :o)

  4. That is a wonderful photo. I love the idea of a new day -- a fresh start.

  5. And didn't you get to work with a smile on your have my permission to stop and enjoy this scene everyday! Beautiful.

  6. What a great word!!! My oldest daughter has the most upbeat attitude about everything, including things that go wrong. I have my mom to thank for that as she watched my daughter while I was communting to work in those early days. Unfortunately I took on my dad's attitude--looking at life through cloudy glasses. I'm trying to change that, and I applaud you for doing the same.

    That photo is just gorgeous!!

  7. Oh, how I love this photo! This is a great word to live by - I may have to have 2 words this year...

  8. Fantastic word with an equally fresh and amazing photo to go along with it!!

  9. Gorgeous photo! Fabulous word and I love how you broke it out!

  10. Now that's a great word and a gorgeous photo to with it! I'm going to remember this!

  11. Loved the "cars are honking hello." Definitely a fresh way to look at it. I think we could all use a dose of freshness.

  12. Nice portrayal of your word, and a great word for a new year.

  13. Beautiful post, wonderful word, "fresh" so full on potential! Jen, your photo is exquisite! Wow! The reflection and the stillness of the water is calming!

  14. Indeed. A very inspiring post. That image is gorgeous. I see fresh possibilities for you in this coming year. I wish you joy in the journey in 2013. Enjoy the day. Erin

  15. Doesn't it feel good when you stop and enjoy all that you are passing by? I love the idea of a fresh take on things, i will keep that in mind myself. I am wishing a wonderful year for you my friend!


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