Maxabella loves is having a blog link up focusing on one word for 2012. I let this one rattle around in the old noggin for awhile and came up with a bunch of good ideas---which other, more expedient bloggers had already used. (Perhaps I should choose "timely" as my word instead?) So I put it on the back burner for a day or so, and settled on mindful.
I find, as my kids get older, that it's tough to hang on to all of the little moments in the day---that the carpools, the dishes, and the laundry (and let's face it: the Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter time) can crowd out the important things if I'm not paying attention. Too many times I tell them,"Just let me finish this...(load/post/call)," and when I'm done, they've flitted off to their own diversions. (Or, on special occasions, they've set the neighbor's dog/sofa/box of Mike & Ikes on fire.)
This mindfulness should come in handy in my work, as well--- my impulsivity spawns countless wasted efforts when I don't slow down and think.
Here's to a 2012 full of captured moments.