My word for 2021 is shift. Like everyone I know, I’ve learned a lot, since this time last year. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that change and uncertainty just are. Since I’m not in control of much more than which yoga pants, Zoom-appropriate top, and slippers I’ll wear each day, I needed to figure out how I could deal with all the change and uncertainty. That’s where shifting comes in.
For me, shifts involve acceptance and adjustment. I know I don’t have much control, but I have unlimited choices. I can shift.
Some of my recent shifts have been pretty significant. Some have been tiny. Some haven’t happened, yet. And I’m sure I’ll make a lot of shifts I can’t even imagine.
The artist pictured above is The Rev Mary Mac Shields. Among many other things, Mary Mac created this ribbon shower curtain, with ribbons donated by SO MANY a friends.
This curtain and every person involved with its creation helped me shift, two years ago. We hung this curtain as I was returning to my restored home, after Hurricane Florence made her unwelcome visit. Every time I look at it, I’m reminded of the people who contributed to it, feeling their love and hope.
That’s how shifts unusually happen for me – with the help of others. For that truth and you people, I am #grateFULL.
What kinds of shifts have you experienced or witnessed lately?