New One Little Word?
I'm mulling now, what the future holds and what would be an appropriate focus for me, and I am almost ready to sign up to foster a word.
Starbucks has an ornament this Christmas that says "FLOURISH", and I keep being drawn to it. I'm not sure I like it yet, but it almost seems to have chosen me. I wonder why? Am I to flourish or find ways to flourish - to grow even though I'm at a time of life when you don't really think of growing or branching out. Am I to add a flourish to things - a bit of a wave of the hand, a curlicue, a cherry on top? Am I to help others to flourish? And then there's the musical flourish.
I bought the ornament. It's on my tree now.
And I'm trying out "flourish" this week. Let's see if Christmas can be done with a flourish.
You wonder what there is to do?
In want of something curlicue?
Find something bleak, then give it flair;
Give it sparkle if you dare.
Embellish plain and duty-bound,
Adding glitz to what you've found.
When there's a scarcity of cheer
Wave a hand dispelling fear.
Give a flourish, nourish souls,
In your mundane daily strolls.
We all have something more to give -
A bit of shimmer through the sieve.
by Donna JT Smith
And I shall stop there. Hershey's Kisses are always good to shut me up!
But one question still... where could you add a flourish today? Will you?
I vacuumed today. That was the mundane. But I added my "Flourish" ornament to my tree... my first flourish, and it isn't even 2018 yet... way to be BOLD and REACH!
Oh, and I made sure to get outside for "flourish the frisbee" time with the dog. Both the dog and I need it!