My Word For 2012....Radiant

I read about the idea to choose one word to be MY word for the year.  It didn't take me long to choose one.  My word for 2012 is "RADIANT".  Why Radiant?  Because I need to tune back in to my own radiance.  And in shining within my own radiance, that will inspire others to shine themselves.  And that matters to me. If I embraced the word Radiant daily, if I truly lived that word, I think my world would change.  I think I would buy into my own power more.  I would trust my own strength to carry me through the stressful times.  Right now when I am stressed, I eat.  I think that if I lived radiantly, I would not harm myself that way and I would walk my way through stress.  I believe that living a radiant life means getting to my natural weight....and staying there. If I lived radiantly I think I would feel more energy, more connection with the universe, more connection with others.  I think I would be more productive and accomplish more things.  If I believe in my own radiance, and am more accepting of myself, I will become more accepting and loving of others. I also believe that Radiance will attract Radiance.  Living a Radiant life will draw me towards other radiant things that will enhance and empower my world.  And I think being Radiant will show up in my art work.  It will create its own beauty as it shines through me. So cheers to 2012 and to my word!!  RADIANT!!!!  
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[…] word for 2012 is Radiance (see the earlier blog post about it here)- and I created this painting both to remind myself to live my word, but also to celebrate the […]

kelly hoernig

kelly hoernig said:

Radiantly believe in your journey and may it shine light on all of the healthiest choices in and out – can you feel the energy already!

Violet Kelly

Violet Kelly said:

I love your word and the reasons you have behind it! I really enjoyed your artwork, amazing! :)


wini said:

Your word is beautiful, and you are radiant and beautiful!! Wishing you a fantastic year shining the light!!


Suki said:

Radiant is a wonderful word, full of light and energy. It speaks of a powerful connection between your inner creativity and the wider world! Wishing you a radiant 2012.

Lisa - Tangerine Tabby Designs

Lisa - Tangerine Tabby Designs said:

I love your choice of words. It makes me think of a summer garden. So full of joy! I may have to use it in a future year. See you in class next week. We will have a busy few months! Lisa

Michelle Turbide

Michelle Turbide said:

you look so radiant in that picture already! So own it! Happy New Year and thanks for sharing.

Susan Walls-Beverly

Susan Walls-Beverly said:

What a great word, never would have thought of it. Here’s to your radiance all year long!

Joanna Kelley

Joanna Kelley said:

Fabulous word. I am checking your blog out from “Brave Girls” and I must say it is just beautiful. You are very talented and indeed RADIANT!

Deirdre Rivera

Deirdre Rivera said:

Mary, what a beautiful word. Enjoy your radiant year.

Robin Mead

Robin Mead said:

Love that word and your post…what a great idea…Ive always though of “Joy” as my word..but I will change it to “exuberant”..for 2012…hey this could spread like wildfire..Thanks..found you on twitter..

Robin Mead

Robin Mead said:

I shared this post on FB…here…


justmarydesigns said:

Thank you!!! How nice of you to share!!!!

Daisy Coba

Daisy Coba said:

I’m sure that you will be attracting lots of positive energy and radiance for this year.


Frauke said:

Lovely and strong word – wow, you’ll RADIATE this year !!!


Lori said:

Love your word! Shine on!

xoxo Lori


Rainy said:

Love it! May your intention stay clear as you move through the coming year. xo

Kathleen Conard

Kathleen Conard said:

Radiant is such a beautiful and powerful word – great choice and I loved the way you shared so personally in this post!

Sherry Richert Belul

Sherry Richert Belul said:

I love your word, RADIANT! And the photo is so uplifting and lovely, too! Thanks for the inspiration today. My word is “gift” because I want to focus on what I can give the world, not what I get. Happy 2012 to ya! :-)


Peg said:

My word this year is Flourish and I think I’m approaching it in the same way you are. Living my life so that I flourish. Doing the things that are good for me or that I ‘should’ not because I should but because they let me flourish. I think I’ll add Radiant to my synonyms list! TFS!

Carmen Patti

Carmen Patti said:

Wow!! That was the first word that came to my mind when I clicked on your site.I can tell you are RADIANT! Keep it going! I just love, love, your banner….

Kelley Miller

Kelley Miller said:

Great Word Mary!! Just keep shining!!

Clare Docherty

Clare Docherty said:

You are indeed radiant – such a fabulous and inspiring word, I love it! xx

Cindy Jones Lantier

Cindy Jones Lantier said:

LOVE your word choice. And seeing that photo of you, I can see that RADIANT is the perfect word for you. You look lovely! I can’t wait to see how you inhabit your word this year. xoxo


Kelly said:

Beautiful post! I love the word radiant, and you are glowing in the pic. Radiance will attract radiance. Wonderful.


Mary said:

I love your word for 2012 – you are radiant! What wonderful thoughts expressed here.

Lori Moon

Lori Moon said:

What a lovely post and I love your word – Radiant! Happy 2012!

Chickpea StudioTracy

Chickpea StudioTracy said:

Beautiful word! Love your post!


chelle said:

i can see you Radiating in 2012, hope you have a great year

Michelle - ShellsintheBush

Michelle - ShellsintheBush said:

Radiant is such a great word, beautiful photo too.

Mary Cottingham

Mary Cottingham said:

Beautiful post. I can feel your radiance from here! good luck!


Sofia said:

I think your word is wonderful! Keep radiating you light within! I too believe it will help others shine as well.

Connie Rawlins

Connie Rawlins said:

Great word. Radiance does attract radiance!


Luna said:

A very powerful word! I hope it opens up all the possibilities you seek. Happy wishes for a RADIANT year!


Carol said:

Mary, I love your word! When I hear the word Radiant the first thing that comes to MY mind is shine. So I’m thinking that you are going to shine in every aspect of your life for 2012. Even your photo shows how radiant you already are.


moonshine3 said:

Great word!!! To be radiant has such an empowering effect on not only yourself, but can have a wonderful effect on others too!!! Best of Luck in 2012!!!


tinachicky said:

You are SO RADIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


happilyeverafterbyreneeburke said:

Mary – I <3 you and your word!!! I, too, need to 'buy into' my own power and trust!!!! I wish you so much strength and success – your words inspire and your radiance can be felt through them! xo

Ursula Smith

Ursula Smith said:

Love your word- and your cowboy hat!1 You look Radiant in it!!! Glad we are sharing this journey together!!


tatterednworn said:

Great word, and one I never would have thought of! I’ll be looking forward to updates through the year on how it is impacting your life!

Melanie Douthit

Melanie Douthit said:

Wonderful word. I hope you shine from the inside out this year. Happy Creating!

~ Inkspired Wings ~

~ Inkspired Wings ~ said:

Mary, to be Radiant is so joyful and infectious in a positive way. I hope you have a wonderful 2012


houseofstars said:

Mary, your radiance is shining through! Love the word you chose. I look forward to watching your radiant journey throughout 2012! Thank you for sharing this, it was a really great reminder about how we often attract what we put out there.


Karen said:

Mary, I do love your word and you do look radiant in your picture. I too love your hat, I have one almost just like it!


Christina said:

Mary, what a contagious word, Radiant!!! I love it! :-)


deborahvelasquez said:

Like your word choice. It is powerful and strong. Mine is “New”. See ya in class!

Ann Marie

Ann Marie said:

Mary, I love your word – Radiant! When I think of this word, it makes my heart smile. Such a positive force to have with you this year. You are radiant!


Jill said:

Love your word choice. LOVE it. What a great RADIANT way to live your life. I agree—living within that word will change your life. How can it not?



Rae said:

Great word! It is so powerful and empowering. Thank you for sharing it. I look forward to following your journey. Your FlySister, Rachél

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