Wednesday, January 28, 2015


...of my One Little Word. I'm really committed to following through on all this word promises for this year. Little reminders can't hurt!

First is this beautiful wood carving, a gift from my sweet friend Honore (this is our sixth year sharing the OLW journey!) It lives in front of Charlie's photo* on my desk. and seems so appropriate since he is such a big part of why I chose the word.

Thanks to Kym's recommendation, I also have these reminders to wear. Love the tiny tinkles they make as they bump up against each other when I knit - or move my hands (as I often do!).

Have to say...the excitement about this word is still there. I can't wait to see where we go next!

*the calendar was a Christmas gift from Charlie, made by his talented mama at Pinhole Press.


  1. My friend Jo-Ann bought me the "choose joy" bracelet for Christmas - it's a perfect reminder of last year's word and fits in nicely with this year's word, too.

  2. excellent reminders, and I LOVE that lamp!

  3. The carved wood "present" is a lovely reminder, as are the bracelets. I have a feeling your word is with you always, as you move throughout your day with or without the reminders.

  4. Sweet little calendar! So fun. Lovely reminders. Those bracelets almost make me wish I wore more jewelry. ;)

  5. Your calendar, carved wood "present" and their placement is perfect! I love my bracelets as reminders of what's important and have worn them daily for a long time, but I haven't yet found the ideal reminder for my word. So far it's just lots of candles as an attempt to bring some light to this dark, dreary time. Enjoy your present!

  6. what a wonderful way to keep your word forever present in your life; love, love Charlie's "everyday present" via his mom. love the bracelets, too. I have a similar one: live.laugh.learn…I think that's what it says…but it's that rubber plastic. I love the idea of jingling, bracelets…funny, I just picked up my copy of Gift From the Sea and thought I'd put it in my Feb "to read "stack…great minds…

  7. Those are wonderful word-reminders, Mary! The word carving from Honore is just wonderful!


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