We’re posting a prompt-a-day in December. Kat, Sarah, and I have collaborated to bring you ideas to shape your journey on reflecting on this past year and thinking about the year to come. Check back here for the daily inspiration, and take a look at the main page for the basic instructions on the project. Leave a comment to let others know you’re joining in.
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1. Prompt for December 1st: Where it began: Review and reflect – how did 2012 begin for you? Tell us how the year kicked off; start your renewal by beginning again.
2. Prompt for December 2nd: Help: Asking for help can be the hardest thing we ever do. When and how did you ask for help? Alternatively, did someone ask you for help and how did it play out?
3. Prompt for December 3rd:Beautiful Things: What brought beauty into your life this year? Was it a tangible thing or something intangible? Tell us about it in detail.
4. Prompt for December 4th: Place: What places anchored you this year? Or were you in search of new places and spaces to call your own and call home? Describe the place you love and why it means so much to you.
5. Prompt for December 5th: Letting go: For next year, I’m letting go of…
6. Prompt for December 6th: Intention: What were some of your mantras from 2012 and how did you come by them? Will they remain the same for next year – if not, what new ones will you set?
7. Prompt for December 7th: Feast: Hopefully you’ve had more than one spectacular meal in 2012, but what is the first that comes to mind? Were you surrounded by family at the dining room table? Sitting on a bench by the lake? Bring us there
8. Prompt for December 8th: Art: What was the most moving piece of art that you saw/experienced this year? This could mean a painting or a sculpture, or a performance you took in, or even a book that you read – tell us about the kind of art you encountered, and the way that it moved you.
9. Prompt for December 9th: The Plank: It has been said that you must learn to take care of yourself before you can be effective at taking care of others. How did you take care of yourself in 2012? How will you take care of yourself in 2013?
10. Prompt for December 10th: Scars: They leave marks, and sometimes you can only take what you can carry. What will you, by choice or by chance, carry into 2013?
11. Prompt for December 11: Small Pleasures: What small pleasures did you discover this year?
12. Prompt for December 12: Unexpected Passion: What new hobby or interest piqued your passion this year? Or did you think about an old passion in a new way?
13. Prompt for December 13: Do-Over: Of the things that happened this year, if you had the chance to do X all over again, what would it be?
14. Prompt for December 14: Family: Did you role in the family shift or change over the past year? How? Why?
15. Prompt for December 15: Friendship: What was it like for you to be a friend to others this year? Did you rekindle an old friendship? Strengthen a current friendship? Make friends with someone you didn’t think was “your type?”
16. Prompt for December 16: Choice: Being an adult means making your own choices. What choices were the hardest to make this year?
17. Prompt for December 17: Surprise: The most surprising thing that happened this year was…
18. Prompt for December 18: 1000 Words: There’s the old saying that a photo is worth 1,000 words. Give us a photo with that impact that sums up some significant event of your 2012, or give us 1000 words about a pivotal moment in 2012.
19. Prompt for December 19: Crap: What was just absolute rubbish for you this year? What would you do to change that? Describe something, or some moment, that was just hopelessly awful, and tell us how it could (or could not) be made better.
20. Prompt for December 20: Stuff and Things: What products have you discovered this year that you love? Tell us all about them, and why you love them. Become the celebrity spokesperson of whatever it is you like!
21. Prompt for December 21: Look: Sometimes you are left standing on the outside looking in. As you stood there, on the other side of the glass, were you thankful for the boundary? Or do you wish you could’ve been on the action-side?
22. Prompt for December 22: Song: What has been your theme song this year? Have there been several? Make us a mix tape and tell us the meaning behind it.
23. Prompt for December 23: Appreciate: For what did you find a new appreciation this year?
24. Prompt for December 24: Change of heart: Did you have a change of heart about something or someone in your life this year? What or who was it? Why?
25. Prompt for December 25: Traditions: Do you follow old traditions or do you work to create new traditions? What role has tradition played in your life over the past year? Are there traditions you hope to create or embrace in 2013?
26. Prompt for December 26: Typical day: Describe a typical day in your life. What do you think would surprise most people about your ordinary day? How do you cherish and appreciate the everyday?
27. Prompt for December 27: Hidden talent: Do you have a hidden talent? Dazzle us.
28. Prompt for December 28: All grown up: What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you that thing? If not, are you working to become it, or have you chosen a completely different path?
29. Prompt for December 29: Try: What do you want to try this coming year? Is it something that has been on the bucket list for a while, or is it something you swore up and down to others you’d never, ever do? What new waters – those uncharted or those well-navigated – will you dip your toes into this year?
30. Prompt for December 30: Undone: Bucket lists, To Do Lists, Always crossing things off. 2012 is almost over — what is still left standing?
31. Prompt for December 31: Clean Slate: Tomorrow begins a new year. What will you do with your new beginning?