I just laid down after eating pancakes and bacon. This is so unlike me…so I need a sense of normalcy and routine to return stat. Come on maaaan! It’s midnight. Who eats at midnight?
So we’re talking about 2017…because well, I can’t possibly go to sleep now. We don’t do resolutions. Actually the one resolution that we have, is not to do them. But over the last 3 years or so, we’ve been selecting one word that will be our goal and focus throughout the year.
2014 my word was Monday. For me Monday meant a fresh start, a time to buckle down and get things done.
2015 my word was faith. Well…for the first time ever in my career I lost my job due to downsizing. Talk about putting my one word to the test. Faith definitely saw us through 2015.
2016 my word was grace. Showing grace to myself and others. Golly! Truth is, I should keep grace as my word for 2017, because I’m not sure I’d give myself a passing grade. But, on the other hand, I’ll show grace to myself and say ‘you did well…pass go and collect a new word’.
So after some thought, my word for 2017 will be present. Being fully present in every situation. Leaning in. Listening without thinking of my response. Giving as I see a need arises. Connecting AND disconnecting…intentionally. The list goes on. And by that I mean I haven’t wrapped my head around the full extent of what that word can mean…so I’ll work on that over the next few days.
But suffice it to say for 2017 I vow to be more present.