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Connect in 2012 {Giveaway: The Rusted Chain Bracelet}

I am sitting here, at 4pm, stuck in bed with the flu. Not quite the start to 2012 I was hoping for! Flu aside, I am really excited for the start of a new year.

Every new year I select one word to help guide my year. 2011 my word was “happiness”. I read and was inspired by The Happiness Project and it seemed only natural to focus my 2011 on intentional happiness. My “Happiness Reports” will continue into 2012, but my word is going to change.

For 2012 my word is CONNECT.


I want to spend time developing relationships and connecting with others on a deeper level. I want to connect with my husband through (at least) monthly date nights. I want to connect with my kids by spending more one on one time with them. I want to connect with my friends, making getting together with them regularly a priority. I want to spend time with my family…visit them more. I want to find blogs that move me and spend more time reading them. I want to engage my mind… read more, take more photos, live life vibrantly.

As a visual reminder of my 2012 word, I ordered a stamped metal bracelet from The Rusted Chain. On my bracelet will be the word “Connect”. Beki has generously offered to give one lucky Dine & Dish reader a 2012 word bracelet as well! To enter the giveaway for a stamped metal cuff bracelet from The Rusted Chain, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your focus word is for 2012.

For additional entries:

  • Become a fan of The Rusted Chain on Facebook
  • Tweet the following “I hope to set my 2012 intentions in metal by winning a bracelet from The Rusted Chain & @DineandDish http://bit.ly/wmEchi “

All entries must be received by midnight, CST on Tuesday, January 9th, 2012. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and notified via valid email address.

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  1. Hope you feel better soon Kristen!!

    I”m going to steel your word from last year………”Happiness”

  2. I tweeted!

  3. My word is TRUST.

  4. Tweeted!

  5. I already am a fan of The Rusted Chain on facebook.

  6. TRUST is my word for 2012. I don’t give it up easily and take on too many things myself that others could totally help with.

  7. My word (or phrase) actually for the year is Love, Love Big. Coined by my daughter the other day. http://sweetnicks.com/weblog/2012/01/new-year-randomness-and-loving-big/

  8. LIVE is my word for 2012.

  9. lorene holbrook says:

    my word for 2012 is simplify

  10. lorene holbrook says:

    I am a fan of rusted chain on facebook…..

  11. My word is Serenity

  12. like rusted chain on fb

  13. With so many words to choose from, I’m going to go with “balance” as my word for 2012.

  14. I guess my word for 2012 will be….patience. I do not have enough patience with my children, husband, even myself.

  15. Tweeted! @tasteasyougo :)

  16. I liked Rusted Chain on facebook

  17. Stephanie says:

    My word is Balance. Rest up and feel better soon!

  18. My word would be growth.


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