Hi and welcome to Friday Fun Facts! Come play along and learn something new about me, and I’ll learn something new about you.
Can you believe it’s the last Friday of 2011? This year flew by, but of course I tend to believe that the older I get the faster they go. :)
This weekend we transition from the year 2011 to 2012! WOW, how incredible is that?
I used to make New Years Resolutions, but soon discovered my resolution usually seemed to be a bit unrealistic. Something that normally was out of reach or I couldn’t stick to or a goal I couldn’t meet. I had good intentions, but things could get in the way of those resolutions and make them unobtainable.
How did I feel then? Well, like most people who don’t meet their resolutions…disappointed, let down…a failure. And there can be enough of that in everyday life without us putting the pressure of a resolution on ourselves. So I guess you could say my last resolution was no more resolutions. lol Why did I have to use the year end marker to improve myself anyway….so there! If I needed to change something about myself, meet a goal, shoot for something in particular on my wish list…I could just try. And I could do it any time I felt the urge to go for it :)
But, while I was on facebook yesterday I was scrolling through the feeds and someone posted a really interesting comment. They no longer made resolutions either (which, in itself isn’t that uncommon) but instead they chose a WORD for the year. My take on it was that she picked a single word which described how she felt her year would go, something that might motivate her or reflect on things happening in her life.
Her word was CHANGE. Per her comment, “as in embrace the change.” She mentioned her family was due for a lot of change this upcoming year—graduations, new additions— and it was exciting.
Just reading her comment was in some small way uplifting and I really latched onto her idea about no resolutions but a WORD. One word that describes your mood, your life, your year. How cool is that? I also liked the fact there isn’t pressure, like in making a resolution. No worries you’ll fail or mess up or disappoint yourself or someone else.
Okay, there is the small pressure of choosing your one word…lol…but it’s nothing that will make you feel like a failure if you come up with more than one and have to narrow down your options. Right? :)
So, I carried that little niggle of the WORD idea around with me all day yesterday, trying to come up with my own word. I had several that I liked. Several I felt would share what the upcoming year reflected, or what I thought would happen.
I finally decided on my WORD.
Hope for my family and friends and myself. Hope for what dreams we’ll have that will be realized. Hope for achievements and goals we desire. Hope! That one little, four letter word speaks volumes. It makes me feel…well, hopeful! Excited for the upcoming year, the possibilities. For the many things in life which can be tied to that one word.
Which brings me to today’s Friday Fun Fact question….Drum roll please….
If you chose a word that would describe your upcoming year, or a word you HOPE will describe your year in 2012, what word would you choose and why?
Looking forward to reading your answers!
And here’s my HOPE for all of you….Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!