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More or Less

Each year, at the beginning of Ali Edwards' One Little Word project, we explore our "word" . . . kind of inside-out.  I always appreciate this exercise.  It helps me connect with my word in multiples ways -- and it helps me think through my intentions for the year.

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One of my favorite thought-exercises is coming up with a list of what we want to do . . . More or Less . . . during the coming year.  Here's my list:

More -- Reflection/Less -- Reaction

More -- Kindness/Less -- Indifference

More -- Saying NO/Less -- Obligation

More -- Risk-taking/Less -- Perfection

More -- Connection/Less -- Complaining

More -- Engagement/Less -- Apologizing

More -- Self-care/Less -- Sacrifice

More -- Simple/Less -- Fussy

More -- Going For It/Less -- Excuses

More -- Strength/Less -- Taking the Easy Way Out

More -- Mindfulness/Less -- Worry

More -- Action/Less -- Sitting on the Sidelines

More -- Doing/Less -- Scrambling

More -- Learning/Less -- Assuming

More -- Water/Less -- Sugar

Give it a try!  This kind of list is fun to put together . . . AND . . . it really sets the stage for how you want to live the rest of the year.

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(By the way, that drawing is one of my own.  Colored pencil.  Rocks on my meditation table.)

 

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Juliann

Wonderful list and beautiful drawing. I have a little stack of rocks like this on a shelf near my bedroom that I can touch and balance as the mood strikes. I am a lover of rocks.

Bonny

Love your rocks and drawing! We always bring back "good rocks" from our travels so I have baskets of them around the house. I might have to play with them a bit while I ponder my own more/less list. Definitely more simple and less reaction!

AsKatKnits

Beautiful drawing - and this list is equally beautiful. XO

Vicki

What a great drawing!! And a terrific list.

Patty

We're rock collectors too...we've got some pretty special ones. I love your list so much that I've printed it out and put it near my desk at work. I think it's an excellent reminder of how to live better. More water / less sugar!

Jo

Love the more/less exercise. And your list is definitely inspiring. Your rock "pile" rocks!

margene

I had a feeling the drawing was yours. You truly made your word you're own.

Vera

Love your list...it is a good exercise. And your drawing of your cairn is lovely - very peaceful.

Carole

Awesome! I think you've find the key to balance.

April

Thank you for sharing this exercise and your peaceful drawing. I'm going to compose my own more/less list tonight. I think it would do me good. Keep smiling!

Mary

I love this exercise - and the yin/yang is such a great tool to explore balance. Two of your Lesses - perfection and apologizing are speaking to me right now. I look forward to seeing where your list takes you. also, very cool drawing!

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