Saturday, 1 September 2012

One Little Word Blog Hop: September

Good morning/afternoon/evening and welcome to the One Little Word Blog Hop.  The hop is hosted by Margie, is international and has a wonderful 15 participants, all waiting and willing to share their One Little Word for 2012 with you.  If you've landed here from Kara, welcome.  I'm listed near the top of the hop, but don't worry if you get lost following the links ~ there's a full list of participants at the end of this post.   
My husband {The Brainy One} chose our word for 2012enjoy.  Not because he wants us to be frivolous with our lives, but because he wants us to grasp every opportunity, good or bad, that comes our way this year. 
This month, the idea was to take a breath.  In Ali's words, "No introspective writing. No thinking. No list of steps to follow. No mess."
But she did want a photo, self-portrait or otherwise.
This photo was taken at the end of May on my 44th birthday and is by far the best photo of me in recent years.  You may have even noticed that I use it on my blog profile (and on facebook, for those of you who know me in real life).
In regard to our word of "enjoy", it's been a good month.  We have survived the 8 weeks of summer holidays, we've made life-changing decisions and begun to put them in to practice, we've spent time with both families.  So, I'm looking in to September, which has its own huge adventure to be enjoyed, and I'm putting one foot in front of the other and believing that right now is where I'm supposed to be.
If you're moving on with the OLW Blog Hop, then your next destination is Jessica and you can find her here.
But, before you go ... 2012 is also the year of Happy Mail ~ the chance to receive a small parcel in the post, just because. 
There's no catch. You don't have to do anything in return.  See this post, if you'd like to join in. Internationals welcome.  


Missus Wookie said...

Sounds like a busy but productive month - glad that you are feeling positive about it.

Didn't manage to join the hop this month, but did post my photo.

Cheri said...

Great shot Ruth - perfect for this month's prompt!

Jessica B said...

Great picture! TFS with us this month.

Donna said...

A beautiful photo! Summer is always so busy. September brings a new adventure and is busy in a different way.
I missed the hop, but posted anyway.

Kimberlee Gerstmann said...

Great picture. :) You always have such interesting things going on at your blog. :)

Sian said...

It's a beautiful picture :)

heart.hearth.home. said...

Your post sounds so positive. I am glad things are moving in the right direction for you and your family. It is a lovely, happy photograph of you.
Haven't popped in for a while but I am enjoying your photo a day series. Just a small glimpse into daily life. It's great. Irene

humel said...

It's such a lovely photo of you, Ruth :) And I'm glad those decisions are coming together x

Kara Monroe said...

It's a beautiful photo. Glad the summer has gone well for you.

Naomi said...

What a lovely smile you have! I'm so glad you are doing so well!

Veronica said...

So impressed that you are keeping up with your photo a day...great shots and your little guy is ADORABLE!