Saturday, January 3, 2015

Just A Word Or Two For The Year, Maybe More


Every year since 2011 I have picked a Word of the Year

In 2011 I picked the word “Different.”
I failed on everything I said I wanted to do different. 
It all just stayed the same.

Another year I picked "Positive." That one didn't go so good, either.
I was actually more negative about that "positive" kind of thing.

This year I’m not picking a word. 
I’m picking several so that maybe, just maybe, I will get one right for a change.

BRAVE
Be brave when meeting new people.
Most of them don’t bite, but some look they are going to.

Think creatively with a brave mind.
Who cares if someone doesn’t like what I make! It’s my stuff!

WATCH
Watch the time.
It’s going faster than it used to.

Watch for someone else’s talent.
They might be willing to teach me a thing or two.

PEACE
Take a moment to look for peace.
It’s hard to find, but I'm hoping someone will show me where to look.

Make peace with myself.
I can’t change what was.

VALUE
Search for value in others.
It will be difficult to see sometimes…I just have to look deeper!

Value my old and new friends.
I do, but I just need to value them even more and show that I value them!

BELIEVE
Stand up for what I believe in.
I sit down on this one way too often.

Believe I can do better.
Of course I can!

Take time to believe in someone.
I hope that if I do, someone will take time to believe in me.

Believe that what I do really DOES matter!

That’s it.
Maybe one of these Word of the Year words will work for me this time.
I'm going to BELIEVE that it will.

Do you have a Word of the Year?

8 comments:

  1. I have more of a mantra: no zero days. Every day I strive to sew, scrapbook, paper craft and/or workout. Motivating myself for less screen time and more doing time. I scrapbook on an app, so no excuses for not using screen time to accomplish something every day. Hoping to form a good habit(s) and get stuff accomplished.

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  2. I've been trying to find a word or idea...the only thing I can come up with, has already been overused, but it really does seem to fit..."Just Do It". You seen I tend to overthink ev...ry...thing! So, instead, I hope this year to....just do it already! lol Love the words you chose...I've been waiting for this post.

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  3. Hola Carol, feliz año. yo quisiera comentarte que en realidad la palabra que eliges sin darte cuenta es "adelante"en todos tus pensamientos y acciones,luego salen como salen, pero has adelantado en esperiencia
    Besos

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  4. Well said Carol! I'm not choosing a word at all this year...I've decided on a no-pressure year. If I choose a word I have to try to live up to it. :) Although just saying it's a no-pressure year sort of means I've chosen a word doesn't it....no-pressure? LOL blessings, marlene

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  5. Hi!!!! Sounds like winners to me!!!! I believe in you!!!! The years do seem as if they go by faster to me too!!!! Happy New Year!!!!!

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  6. I think your words are really good. I couldn't decide on just one, so you have given me permission to use more. Thanks😀 your already all those good words..

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  7. Your list of words is awesome. I too, find that the words I have chosen in past years have always fell flat because I did not try hard enough. I don't think I will choose a word this year.

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  8. I like the idea of using multiple words. Great words to try to live by on a daily basis.

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