January 1, 2021

WOTY 2021

 Years ago I decided that I didn't want to set specific new year's resolutions anymore. Why? Because I don't every actually follow through. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person that has happened to. So instead of having a resolution to break - I decided to adopt a word of the year.  

Last year's word was 'Trust' and I did have to do that a lot. Trust in myself, my talent, my wit, in my family, in scientists, and in others to do the right thing. It was a hard year. 

In November I was able to see something incredible happen all across social media. A simple hashtag was used and it went viral very quickly. Soon, everyone I knew as giving thanks for everything they had. I loved seeing all the positivity from friends. I loved seeing the posts about spouses, children, parents, and friends. I especially loved the posts about the tiny and random things people were thankful for. 

So for 2021 I'd like to keep things going - stay positive. 

My word for this year of 2021 is 'Gratitude'.  I have noticed that when I look for what I am thankful for I am always more happy. I am more kind. I am more everything that I want to be. Gratitude to me is being someone that has a grateful attitude. It is changing your thinking.

I will not be perfect this year. Not by a long shot. If 2020 has taught me anything it is that we should always be grateful for what we have. So many things happened. I'm grateful for my family. I lost my dad at the end of 2020 and I am still reeling from it. I'm so very thankful that he was at home and we could visit so very often. We went over more than I ever really have before. School is being done online right now for our family and I am so very grateful that I have a college degree in teaching. I was only in the classroom for my student teaching portion, but I have been using everything I learned this year for my own children. It has been a blessing that I can stay organized and that I can help them with their work. I planned on doing a lot of in person markets last year, however I had to pivot to online. I am so grateful that I have knowledge enough to make my own website - it has been fun to learn and also great to see the kindness of others. 

One of the things that I got for Christmas was a gratitude journal. I've never had one before. I like the idea of writing down 3 things that I am thankful for every day. This is very close to resolution territory - I would like to write every day - but not sure if I can keep it up in reality. I'll try - it's not bad to have goals. This way I can look back on my bad days and see that there are so any things to be thankful for. 

So how about you? Are you going to have a resolution? Do you use a word for the year? Also - how will I display this word this year? I'll let you see soon. I just haven't found the right design for it yet. :)

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