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 “

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

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  1. Erin from Long Island says

    my words for the new year are achieve and accomplish. with a new apartment and a new joblessness, i have a lot to do on these two fronts!

  2. says

    I want your word: Connect. Another one I could use is Interact. I fail so often at the give-and-take of relationships. The introvert in me crawls into a small, dark corner and hides from that. This year I hope to prioritize trying to put myself out there more in an attempt to really, truly connect and interact with people who may even consider me a friend someday.

  3. Delani says

    My focus word for 2012 is TIME – to remind myself to spend more time with my children, to make a conscious effort perfecting the art of being on time, to gauge my available time wisely in order to accomplish my goals, and so on. My relationship with the clock has suffered this past year and must be rewound. :) A beautiful bracelet would be an awesome reminder of my intentions for the year. Thank you!

  4. Holly Marble says

    Intentional is my word. I want to be intentional about everything I do! Stop wasting time and be intentional about being with my family, the words I say, the activities I involve myself in.


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