Just Jot January – 2022

Well, Lovely Linda accepted my word for today which is ABUNDANCE. Thanks Linda and welcome to any newcomers to my blog from the challenge.

Each year I pick a word of the year. I’ve been doing it for quite some time now and some of the words I have chosen (or have chosen me) are: Create, Courage, Change and Focus. Last year was Flow. The one that was the biggest emotional experience for me was the year I chose Believe.

This year as I was getting dressed one morning the word Abundance just popped in my head. I was going to meet a friend for coffee and I knew she was planning a trip to Italy so I also thought Abbondanza sounded kinda cool. I am Italian after all. I can just see a huge family sitting around a table and the father standing up to give a toast. ABBONDANZA!

I don’t mean abundance in material things either. Of course lots of money would be really nice, but I’d settle for just enough so that I don’t have to worry about it anymore. Goodness knows I have an abundance of craft supplies . I needed to build another house to hold them all! We have plenty of material possessions. The kind of abundance I’m looking for is joy, peace, friendship, love. I’d like to make an abundance of memories to scrapbook.

One of the things I like to do with my word of the year is find a quote that really speaks to me and then I write it on a tiny slip of paper and wear it in a locket. I’m still searching for my quote for this year. Any ideas?

And yesterday I went to Barnes and Noble because I got a gift card for Christmas which of course I had to spend immediately – LOL. I have a ton of books but you can never have an over abundance of those IMO. I found these:

Don’t they look scrumptious? There are 52 cards in the deck so I’m going to shuffle them and then pull one card a day, trusting the Universe to put them in the right order for me. I’ll blog each Monday about the card I pick. Today’s is Detachment.

I have to say I almost put this one back and tried again but I said I was going to trust the Universe to put them in the right order for me so even though I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be detaching from yet, I’m sure it will come to me over the week.

As for the Bloganuary prompt, the last time I really left my comfort zone was when I started working for Michaels. I had never worked in retail before and it had been MANY years since I had had to go on an interview. The experience was fun for a while but then I realized that retail and working for someone else is not really my thing anymore. I’m old and spoiled by being able to work from home for 22 years. So now I wish for an abundance of typing work to keep me employed until I’m able to make enough money with my crafting to keep us comfortable.

Your turn. Do you pick a word for the year? Do you know any quotes about abundance that would be good for my locket? Leave your comfort zone often? Do you know what Detachment is trying to tell me?

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26 Responses to Just Jot January – 2022

  1. joey says:

    Love the cards and your intention to let the Universe shuffle them. My word has been Breathe for 11 years now. I hope one day I will graduate, but since I’ve still got to tell myself to do it…

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  2. debscarey says:

    Some great Abundance quotes there, I’m afraid I’ve nothing better to offer, except loving the version of abundance you’re seeking.

    My word is BALANCE. I tend to have bursts of focus on different areas of interest, and I would like to turn up on a more consistent basis, even if it means dropping the frequency. It also applies nicely to life in general – all things in balance is a good way to be and I feel I could do without the lurching about.

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    My Word of the Year is ENJOY. I know no quotes about abundance. Courtesy of the pandemic I leave my comfort zone every time I go into a medical practice or a store to shop. I think detachment is a good thing. It reminds you that you can only control the process, not the results.

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  4. Scarlett79 says:

    Happy, Happy, Mz. Janet ❀ This is my quote for all time. "Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You cannot withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.' I just really love this one. It has found it's place at the beginning of my Common Place Book ❀ … I jumped into the challenge too, Jusjojan. Hope you are well my friend. Blessings for your 2022 ❀

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  5. JoAnna says:

    Abundance is a great word. Believe is one of my favorites. Put them together and dreams come true! I haven’t exactly picked a word, but I’m working on prioritizing. Best wishes and thanks for the prompt!

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  6. Abundance is a lovely word-of-the-year! I hope you have an abundance of wonderful things coming your way, my dear. Thanks again for sharing your word with JusJoJan! πŸ˜€

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  8. Hmmms maybe my word for this year is stability. I haven’t had it for so long that I kind of forgot what it feels like and at times I also feel like I’m fighting against the stable things in my life? Which is insanity lol

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  9. Tamara says:

    I love that you used the Italian word for abundance with your friend. Have you heard about her trip?
    This is a quote I googled, maybe you like it:

    “Abundance is already within you – Let it out” by Laura Emily, the Happiness Coach.

    Happy new year, Janet! I wish you an abundance of joyful moments πŸ™‚

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Oh, I love that quote!! Writing it down right now. Thanks. No, her trip is not until June or July of this year. I was meeting her to give her a couple of the exploding boxes I made for her to give her kids Xmas presents. She was giving them electrical adapters to take on their trip. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and spent 2 hours talking. It was lovely. Our girls had gone to school together since 2nd grade.

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  10. Ritu says:

    My word of the year, this year, Is Create!

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  11. I found a couple of quotes on Abundance for you. These are the ones I liked:
    Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life- Wayne Dyer
    And
    Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive- Bryant H. McGill.
    This one also combines Detachment!

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