HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear readers! I’m so thankful 2020 is behind us, and I’m hoping, wishing, and PRAYING that 2021 will be a much better year…only time will tell but I’m really “trying” to be positive!
As I explained in this past post, I don’t do NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. They just don’t work for me, but this year I really do want to focus on some things in my life. And one way I am going to “attempt” to do that is by choosing a WORD FOR THE YEAR. Have you heard of it?In case you haven’t, there are MANY articles & posts about it…just ask Mr. Google. Here is a quick definition that I found (here)
It is a word, or phrase, that encompasses the thing you will focus on for the year. Your word is something that resonates deeply with you and will help you achieve the goals you set and become who you envision for the end of the year. It is the filter you run every decision through, the word that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
I’m not sure who started this idea…I’ve read different people…but I think the idea does have merit. Plus I just think it’s kind of fun. I will admit though that my last word of the year didn’t go as well as I had planned. My word was JOY but 2020 didn’t bring a whole lot of that!
So what word have I chosen for 2021????
I am 71 years old (a young 71 in my opinion😊), retired, somewhat bored with the way my life has been going, and (thanks to the COVID pandemic) realizing that the ability to participate in adventures can be taken away in an instant. I want to do my best to make the most of each and every future day that God chooses to bless me with.
So what is an ADVENTURE? I like this definition:
An adventure is something challenging; something that takes us out of our ordinary lives. An adventure usually involves challenging ourselves or trying out something new.
An ADVENTURE could be as exciting as climbing a mountain or
traveling to some exotic place, but it could also be:
*trying new recipes or new foods
*taking up a new hobby
*learning a new language
*eating at a new restaurant
*trying something new (like yoga or crochet)
*meeting new people
*reading a different type of genre than usual
*trying a new hairstyle
*saying “yes” to new opportunities that come your way
If you don’t but are interested, here is an article with tips on
how to choose your word.
Here’s hoping all of us have a wonderful year filled with love,
laughter, healing, happiness, and lots of ADVENTURE !
PS: Sorry if this has some weird spacing! Blogger is at it again!!!