One Little Word. It's an amazing concept devised by Ali Edwards several years ago. On a basic level, you choose a word at the beginning of each new year...a word to live with, to inspire, to lead, and to reflect upon during the year.
I have found, over the last couple of years that I have chosen a word, that it has been a powerful tool in my life. My little word can pop into my mind under many different circumstances, and can be a driving force to help me achieve my goals, to help me make decisions, and to guide me.
This year, after much thought, I have chosen the word extend.
I hope to extend myself in many areas of my life...to reach beyond my comfort zone and expand my horizons a little more.
With this little word foremost in my mind when I felt the urge to bake yesterday morning, I reached beyond my usual tried-and-true recipes to this gorgeous new cookbook that I received for Christmas...
I decided to make some Chocolate Mousse Puffs...much like a chocolate version of profiteroles, with a white chocolate mousse filling. This involved a few techniques that I've never attempted before, and much more fiddling around than I normally get involved in :)
They looked quite untidy...not uniform at all...but OH MY GOODNESS the taste!
So that's my one little word for 2012. I hope to use it well...and also hope that it's not my waistline that does the extending! LOL