Let’s see, its mid-January and I’m still sitting here thinking about goals, resolutions, things-to-do, and all that stuff we tend to obsess about at the beginning and the end of each year. You’d think I was avoiding something. OK, not exactly avoiding–just trying to make a decision; THE decision. What will be my defining word for the year 2013?
There are so many great words out there; have you checked out a dictionary lately? So many to choose from, but if I sit here and think about it long enough–I will find the definitive word for me for 2013.
Trying to find a High Note
If you’ve been keeping up with me, you will know that my life is not exactly rosy right now; I just lost my father after a year-long struggle with cancer. I’ve been struggling to keep a positive spin on the whole thing though; I was able to spend the last few weeks of his life with my dad, and I really got to know him as a person–not just as my dad.
So I want my word to be positive, to be inspiring–not just to me, but to anyone who might come upon it. Kind of like when you’ll be going along and suddenly you come across some graffiti, and your first thought is “ugh, why would someone do that?” But then you look at it and its just so beautiful and inspiring? I want that; I want that in a word!
And so my word, my choice, my mantra for 2013 is
Thank you and you’re welcome!