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Monday, January 3, 2022

Just Jot January – 2022

Well, Lovely Linda accepted my word for today which is ABUNDANCE. Thanks Linda and welcome to any newcomers to my blog from the challenge.

Each year I pick a word of the year. I’ve been doing it for quite some time now and some of the words I have chosen (or have chosen me) are: Create, Courage, Change and Focus. Last year was Flow. The one that was the biggest emotional experience for me was the year I chose Believe.

This year as I was getting dressed one morning the word Abundance just popped in my head. I was going to meet a friend for coffee and I knew she was planning a trip to Italy so I also thought Abbondanza sounded kinda cool. I am Italian after all. I can just see a huge family sitting around a table and the father standing up to give a toast. ABBONDANZA!

I don’t mean abundance in material things either. Of course lots of money would be really nice, but I’d settle for just enough so that I don’t have to worry about it anymore. Goodness knows I have an abundance of craft supplies . I needed to build another house to hold them all! We have plenty of material possessions. The kind of abundance I’m looking for is joy, peace, friendship, love. I’d like to make an abundance of memories to scrapbook.

One of the things I like to do with my word of the year is find a quote that really speaks to me and then I write it on a tiny slip of paper and wear it in a locket. I’m still searching for my quote for this year. Any ideas?

And yesterday I went to Barnes and Noble because I got a gift card for Christmas which of course I had to spend immediately – LOL. I have a ton of books but you can never have an over abundance of those IMO. I found these:

Don’t they look scrumptious? There are 52 cards in the deck so I’m going to shuffle them and then pull one card a day, trusting the Universe to put them in the right order for me. I’ll blog each Monday about the card I pick. Today’s is Detachment.

I have to say I almost put this one back and tried again but I said I was going to trust the Universe to put them in the right order for me so even though I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be detaching from yet, I’m sure it will come to me over the week.

As for the Bloganuary prompt, the last time I really left my comfort zone was when I started working for Michaels. I had never worked in retail before and it had been MANY years since I had had to go on an interview. The experience was fun for a while but then I realized that retail and working for someone else is not really my thing anymore. I’m old and spoiled by being able to work from home for 22 years. So now I wish for an abundance of typing work to keep me employed until I’m able to make enough money with my crafting to keep us comfortable.

Your turn. Do you pick a word for the year? Do you know any quotes about abundance that would be good for my locket? Leave your comfort zone often? Do you know what Detachment is trying to tell me?

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  1. I like your word Janet and your take on it. I'm afraid I don't have an inspiring quote for you or a suggestion for detachment but I did enjoy looking back on your post about the word Believe and I'm sure you will find your own solutions soon.

    1. Thanks Wendy! Something usually hits me and then I'll put it in the necklace. It's only the 3rd - LOL. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. Wishing you a Year of Abundance of all of the right things!

    1. Thanks so much, Donna. You too. Happy New Year.


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