Only two more days left of 2010 and that means it is time for a new word of the year. For those of you who weren’t reading the Good News! last year, I don’t do new year resolutions. Instead, I pick out one word to concentrate on for the entire year. That way instead of having to keep track of lots of goals, I just apply my word to whatever I am doing at the time.
My word for last year was Rejuvenate and it worked so well I almost decided to use it again this coming year. If I was cleaning the house, I was thinking about rejuvenating the house—cleaning better, deeper than I ever had before and we redid the entire basement. If I was talking to friends I was concentrating on making the friendship better, and we looked up some old friends and renewed friendships we had missed. I think you get the gist, I learned new recipes, studied some new subjects, and rejuvenated my health! It was a great year.
But after thinking about it, I’ve decided I do need a new word for 2011. (Hopefully rejuvenate is now habit and will stick with me.) So, my new word for next year is Gratitude. Whatever I do, I am going to do it with gratitude.
I’d sure love to hear your word of the year experiences from 2010. And I’d love to hear your 2011 word choices. You’ll find that sharing them with someone else makes your commitment stronger. If you aren’t comfortable leaving a public comment, email me at smillsjohnson at gmail.com.
Choose a word and get ready for the new year!