Every year during my birthday week I take time to plan the year ahead. One of the practices I've begun is finding a word of the year.
This year it's...Invitation!
It's a happy kind of word, a daring one that reminds me to ask and to offer. And with it comes one of my favorite poems from Shel Silverstein:
If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in! Come in!