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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. Kim Miklos says:


  2. My word would be CHERISH.

  3. Catherine says:

    My word for the year is HOPE! Without hope, all is lost.

  4. My word for 2012 is Joy. If it’s not bringing me Joy, I’m not doing it. The End. :) Great post and great giveaway!!! Happy New Year.


  5. Liked Rusted Chain on FB.

  6. Positive

  7. I would pick Love.

  8. My word of 2012 is Believe

  9. I like the Rusted Chain on FB

  10. Acceptance will be my word for 2012.

  11. FAMILY.

  12. Micaela P. says:

    my word in 2012 will be WHOLENESS.

  13. Micaela P. says:

    I follow The Rusted Chain on Facebook

  14. mary fanara coleman says:

    I like The Rusted Chain on Facebook

  15. mary fanara coleman says:

    My Focus word for 2012 is surrender.

  16. OK, I love your word! And the meaning behind it. I think my word for this year is “Focus”. I’m going to need lots of it!

    Would love to win a bracelet. Thanks!

  17. listen
    I like The Rusted Chain on Facebook

  18. My word(s)/motto is/are self discipline.


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