A few years ago, I chose the word DEVOTION as my Word of the Year for 2021.
The following New Year, I was keeping up with my senior year at Smith College, getting ready to graduate and I don't think it ever even occurred to me to choose one.
Last year I chose the word DELIGHT:
Without going into too many details, (loose lips sink ships and all that), life is full, often changes dramatically with little notice, and there are only little pockets of time and energy here and there to work toward a brighter and more fulfilling future.
As I was journaling about how I want this year to be different, and who I need to become to move toward more thriving than surviving, I realized I want to show up in extraordinary ways. Perhaps not achieving extraordinary things, but like Mother Theresa said, “Do small things with great love.”
I want my kids to have a great childhood, I want to keep my marriage strong, and I want to do things that make the world more beautiful. I want to eat delicious food, I want to see delightful things, I want to laugh with people I love - even if I don’t know them very well.
I want to give the ordinary that little bit extra.
Do you choose a WOTY? What have been your favorite ones in the past? What are some of your favorite words?