Monday, April 8, 2013

OLW: Paramount, April 2013

Every year, I choose a "one little word" on which to focus my intentions.  This year, I chose "paramount."  You can read more about my choice and the project by clicking on this link.  When I chose the word and through much of the first few months of this year, the word was necessary to save my sanity.  Things in my life were so unsettled and difficult that I needed to keep focused only on the essential in order to get through each day. Now, as things in my life have gotten more settled, I am trying to hold on to the power of my word to keep me focused on those things which are truly important.  
Like spending time with family. 
For the last few years, I've gotten tickets for the four of us to attend a San Francisco Giants game during opening weekend. I almost forgot this year, but I'm so glad I didn't. The team gave out Championship Rings to all attendees, and we each put ours on for this photo opportunity. When I look at this photograph, I am filled with gratitude. I am grateful that we were all able to attend . . . grateful that we have come through this rough time in our lives with our family intact and together, enjoying an annual tradition. Grateful that I have kept focused on what is paramount. And resolved to continue doing that for the rest of the year.
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How are things going with your One Little Word?

16 comments:

Sian said...

A great picture. I love the thought behind the giving out of the rings..not sure we would get something like that here. It's kind of off the subject, I know, but when I visited the States on that exchange trip I can remember loving all the well thought out details we wouldn't have had at home - tshirts, notebooks, fundraising items..

I hope your word continues to inspire you for the rest of the year

sky-blu-pink said...

A wonderful word! Love the idea of the rings and that you all have one to remember a great day out as a family. Hoping Paul continues to make good progress and you and Clara are enjoying, if that's the right word!, your training and prep.

Miriam said...

I like this Rinda. it is not something we do here. My word is Learn and although I am not documenting it on a regular basis I find I have it right by me and it is keeping me focused on trying new things. I am so glad that your life is settled. It is a good feeling.

Elizabeth said...

What a unique family photo! How fortunate you remembered to get the tickets in time.

Yvonne said...

What a fabulous tradition, Rinda! I love it!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

What a wonderful tradition & a great photo!

Linda said...

Great word, family tradition and photo! Glad you've come through, and I echo Sian in hoping that your word continues to inspire you throughout the year. My word is CREATE, and boy I've done plenty of that lately:)Rinda do you live far from SF? We are visiting in September. Email me if you can and I'll tell you more about our trip. pierce(at)tinyworld.co.uk

Karen said...

It was such a good choice of words, and one that holds true during both good times and difficult times. Love the photo---hope it makes it to a scrapbook page.

Ladkyis said...

The power of that picture is....awesome! The age of the hands the positioning of the rings and everything tied into a superb composition.
It brought a lump to my throat.

Jo Murray said...

Your focus on what is important does you credit Rinda. So many would succumb to the pressures that you've overcome. Stay happy and well.

alexa said...

And how lovely to photograph the moment like this - so special to have everyone's hands together :).

Irene said...

What a great word for this year. I looked at your photo and had fun matching the hand to the person. Great photo. Go Giants!

Becky said...

What a fantastic photo!

Mary B said...

Well done on staying focused and I'm so glad that things are getting easier for you all. God Bless you. Mary

Nathalie said...

This is fantastic! I love the large meaning of such a simple photo!

Gail said...

What a wonderful photo and so great that you were all able to attend the game.