desire · Simple Musings

One Word to Breathe


One word.

What if you had one word to finish out this year? One word to obtain. What would yours be?

My word: Content.

To be content in the day to day, moment to moment living. To be content in breathing, in listening to my sweet babies breathing. Content to watch the sun set upon my beautiful life, and to know it truly is beautiful and in need of nothing more.

“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.”  ~Dale Carnegie


While I am at it, I am going to practice my contentment with our never ending peanut butter by mixing things up a bit with these awesome makeover ideas.

Then, I will re-watch this beyond incredible videoproving how quickly the moments fly by.

Now to you. What is your word for this year??? I cannot wait to hear it!

51 thoughts on “One Word to Breathe

  1. You stole my word. No, I mean it. This is exactly the word I was just writing about in my memoir. I’d paste it here to prove it, but I don’t think you want such a lengthy comment by me. I am writing about a time that occurred twelve years ago now…twelve. And identifying my discontent as the reason for my onslaught of depression. And, here I am twelve years later, having learned so much, and yet, nothing because I still wish to be content as much now as I did then. So, thank you for providing one word that sums up paragraphs of description. And, which described perfectly what I most want. Also, I am glad to know I am not alone in this feeling. Your quote was perfect too.


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    1. Way to go working on your memoir!! That is no easy task and I really commend you for doing it! I am so glad you were able to find the connection, to find your way out. I know your story is going to bring hope to so many.


    1. Oh, Rebekah, I LOVE this word!! I almost want to change mine now. 😉

      Your post “Braver Than Me” still brings me so much courage and inspiration. Thanks again for letting me share it!


  2. I had to step away and really think about my word. And as cliche as it sounds, my word is Love. This year I actually learned how to love my boy and my husband. I learned to sacrifice my life plans for them, I learned to love my husband in spite of the flaws that seemed to glare me in the face. I learned to be selfless. To me, this has been the greatest blessing, because this love has changed me to the core. It has changed the feelings and priorities I have. Love is so powerful.

    By the way, I watched the video and HOLY COW. Each days goes by and things change imperceptibly. Thank you for the reminder to cherish my boy! Great post, Sasha!!

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    1. Oh to simply relax! Even when I am doing the so called “relaxing” my mind often seems to somehow not comprehend the meaning. 🙂

      I hope we can both find more ways to enter this state of mind.

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  3. Can mine be three? In the Moment…It’s one I really am working on lately. Not thinking or worrying about everything else going on in life and just enjoying these magical moments while my children are young. As cliche as it is to say, they DO grow up way too fast!!! And I really love this post and your word. 🙂

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    1. John, what a word of inspiration. How easy it can be to get so caught up in the day to day living, I forget the bigger picture of why I am even really here. Thanks for the inspiration, I am stealing your word as well. 🙂

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    1. I am stealing your word to go right along with mine! Peacefully content. If only I could allow this to be the driving force of my days. I am definitely going to try! Thanks Cate!!


  4. Wow there are some really good words here, but if I have to come up with something different I’d say my word would be “cherish.” Having my first child, I can already see how quickly time is passing. As we head into the holiday season I want to remember to cherish every moment I have with my son and family.


    1. Oh, to cherish!! It is something I am trying to constantly remind myself to do as well. I think you would really enjoy the video I shared above. It is a HUGE reminder of your word.

      BTW: Do you have a blog site?? I would love to stop by! 🙂


  5. Hi Sasha, lovely lady 💗 such lovely comments here today, and I’ve used many of the words here. When my children were young, peace and contentment were words I would have said too. Now though, the first word that sprang into my mind was ‘awake’. When I am awake, I am my true self.


  6. VOICE. This word sums up my work, my actions and my mindfulness. It is everything I try to incorporate into my writing and into my living, breathing world. It is always organically growing and striving for authenticity.
    My voice defines me. I want it to be strong, compassionate, thoughtful and full of humor.
    A lovely, lovely blog, Sasha!


  7. Beautiful post! I love all the words in the comments section and I could easily use any of trem myself. I think I will go with thankful! Remembering to verbally thank my husband for all he does to allow me to stay home with our daughter. Thankful that my daughter is so healthy and happy. Thankful for my parents for showing me what a family is all about! Thankful I had today to spend another beautiful day on this earth! Nothing like having your first child and it changing you to the core. I want to express how thankful I am to those I love and appreciate! Thank you for the reminder!


  8. My word is BALANCE. I’m working on the balance between mind, body, & spirit. Between giving all to my husband a children and saving a bit for myself. Between working hard and playing hard.

    I love this beautiful post and your idea of centering the rest of this year around 1 word. I read a book by Debbie Macomber where a group of friends choose 1 word for the year and meet monthly to see how things are going in each other’s lives. I meant to start in January, but you know how that goes 😉 Here’s to contentment & balance for the rest of the year!


    1. Balance, oh how I too NEED this word!! What a great idea of holding each other accountable to the word too!

      Cheers to contentment and balance to somehow get us through the holidays! 🙂


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