Here’s what I wrote at the start of the month in my Word of The Year notebook: August is my month. The month I was born and I’m drawn to making it a very special August. I sense that I am on the cusp of something good within. More clarity, more focus. Choosing to be flowing productively this month.
Flowing Productively In August
I move forward looking backward! Last month, I had chalked up a list of 10 practices/ rituals that I want to be faithful to. I’m taking them into August but creating better systems to make sure I follow through.
I also want to : listen to more music, read more blogs, write a lot more and do a few gratitude challenges to make this month more meaningful.
What’s A Fox Doing Here?
In my gratitude post at the start of August, I inserted a picture of a fox and promised to talk more about it later.
Over the past year, I’ve been fascinated by foxes. Part of this came from reading Susannah Conway’s newsletters in which she kept sharing pictures and stories of a family of foxes that had taken up residence in her garden! I started to fall in love with these creatures. When an artist friend offered some of her work for sale, I bought a small watercolour of a fox.
Foxes symbolize intelligence, independence and yet have a playful side to them. I want to be clever with my time, to use it intelligently but also not forget to play and enjoy myself. As I reflect on the month ahead, I am suddenly feel the need to have a little ‘mascot’ to cheer me on.
So in my Word of The Year notebook, I stuck this little fellow in the August page! Now I’m looking for more foxy stickers. 😉 It’s the little things that make this journey so much fun, right?
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.Marion Wright Edelman
So Did August See Me Flowing Productively?
Yes! I found myself being much more disciplined.
I’ve been writing my Morning Pages and doing my Scripture Reading and reflection every day. The end of day gratitude practice too is very regular now. I can see m
I am listening to a lot more music and expanding my Spotify playlist.
I’m also reading and commenting on a lot more blogs. Using Feedly again makes it easier to follow blogs. I’m still working on responding to comments immediately. My apologies to those of you who comment here.
I have completed one gratitude challenge, and starting another one tomorrow. Click on the image below to read about the Grateful Perpective challenge I completed.
Since the 15 of August, I’m writing every day – writing bravely to do a 100 day project. Click on the image to find out more.
There are a lot of areas I need to work on, but this month has been such a blessed one as I’ve seen my word truly transforming me.
How has your August journey with your ‘word’ been?
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