Happy New Year!
Wow, can it really be a new year?! Filled with wonder and promise and pressing questions such as, “will any of my resolutions last past the end of the month?” Who am I kidding? My new motto is,
“if I don’t make any, I can’t break any.”
The other morning, while I was laying in bed getting lost in social media sites, I’ve noticed that some people and bloggers,rather than focusing on resolutions, are just embracing a word for the whole year. I think the theory is your whole year is expressed in that word. Your actions, your thoughts, your mantra. I am seeing words like “peace” “simplicity” “light”. I thought about making mine “vodka”, but then reconsidered, figuring that might not be too productive.
But, still, I found this interesting. One word, one year; I have to admit I kind of liked the idea.
So, after much consideration, a least 5 minutes, my word for 2016 is going to be……drum roll please……….”enough.”
Whatever I accomplish, let it be enough. Actually, the reason it only took me 5 minutes to come up with this word was because I wrote this couple of years ago on my chalk board:
And I thought, this is brilliant. No more worrying about what didn’t, couldn’t or won’t get done. Everything is enough.
So when I quickly snapped this picture to illustrate my word for the year, I realized afterward that I had neglected to tuck away the pills and other miscellaneous items on the counter. I almost retook the picture, then I thought, no. This is enough. This is life, it’s how we live. Most homes aren’t perfectly staged with everything in its place, all of the time. It is enough.
This holiday season was particularly difficult for me having to change Christmas Eve plans suddenly, to make a 4 hour trip to say goodbye to a best friend who fought a long 6 year battle with breast cancer.
So yesterday, I was getting a little down on myself. I was reminded, quite visually, when I passed by my dining room table, I still had a few Christmas decorations adorning the table, complete with several presents that had not yet been sent.
Then I thought, enough! Yes, its mid-January. Yes, I’m late. And yes, I will get it done…..eventually.
And who doesn’t want to get a surprise gift in chilly, dreary January?
I think I’m on to something.
Do you have a word for 2016?
Happy New Year!