Thursday Thirteen #19: Resolution Revolution

Thanks to fellow blogger Christine Kane, for her idea about not making New Year's resolutions. Instead, she suggests adopting a word to live by for the year. You can read more about it here.

So, for my first TT of 2008, here are 13 great words and ideas:

1. Adventure

2. Courage

3. Focus

4. Understanding

5. Patience

6. Grace

7. Laughter

8. Clarity

9. Exploration

10. Acceptance

11. Release

12. Risk

13. Creativity

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. What do you do? List Thirteen things to make it easy for other bloggers to get to know you on a weekly basis. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! Join in here: Thursday Thirteen.


Miss Wisabus said…
Wonderful! I'm definitely going to look into this :)

Happy TT!
Norma said…
This is a great idea. I'll bet you don't have a problem with "creativity," given the name of your blog!

My TT is up.
Lori said…
Happy New Year Michelle,
Great idea for a Thursday 13! Makes me wish I'd thought of it first (smile). Well, I guess I could still come up with my own list of words to live by. Thanks for passing along the concept.
emeraldcityguy said…
Great list! I'm going to shoot for focus, patience and risk primarily. Happy TT!
the teach said…
A really good idea!
Sassy Lucy said…
This is a great idea, wonderful choices. Thanks for stopping by the Cafe.
{Karla} said…
These are all great great words! I especially love "grace".

Lisa said…
I love the idea and love some of your words. I struggle with "Grace" and "acceptance" daily...
This is such a wonderful list. I think the ones I need to work on the most this year are patience & risk.
storyteller said…
Oh yes! I love your list of 13 words to keep in mind during the year. I don't like the "resolutions" that only seem to result in frustration and choosing a single word wasn't working for me ... I couldn't narrow things down. Peace, joy, wonder, and simplicity keep rolling around my head ... but gratitude, grace, clarity, and LAUGHTER keep pushing their way to the forefront. From YOUR list I note that adventure, exploration, courage and risk (along with creativity) pop! And methinks that's 13 (if I've counted correctly) ... so I may use your idea next week for my T-13 (with your permission, of course) if I don't post about this sooner on one or both of my blogs. I’m thinking I could choose one for the whole year and designate one per month for special focus during the rest of 2008. Did you create the lovely Thursday Thirteen graphic at the top of your post, and (if so) would you mind sharing?
Hugs and blessings,

Thanks for your lovely comment. I can't take credit for the idea--it came from Christine Kane's blog. It was so resonant with me that I felt I had to share it. Isn't it interesting how excellent ideas travel and affect those who are ready for them? So, by all means, use it for your next T-13; the more people who see and internalize the concept, the better, I'd say.

Thanks too for the compliment about the TT header. I can't take credit for that, either! It was designed by fellow Thirteener samulli. You can see the selection of her creative headers here: She does great work, as you'll see.
storyteller said…
Thank you for responding with the two links ... I've checked them both out and each is wonderful.
Hugs and blessings,
Nicholas said…
All good words to live by.

Welcome to TT!
Scribbit said…
I love working on creativity--and speaking of, the boxes at Etsy are beautiful.
damozel said…
Fabulous list of words---

thanks for visiting mine.