A newish trend of late is to instead of coming up with a long list of resolutions on January 1. So that we can better our selves, of course by January 5 we have given up on them and by February 1 we can’t remember we had list let alone what was on the list. So in an effort some smart person came up with the idea of one word. The idea is to come up with one word to concentrate on for the year. Well let it never be said I’m not trendy.
So I have been thinking about what word would be for 2014. There are so many good ones. Resolve. Learn. Commit. Love. Share. Change. I even toyed with the idea of However. I really hate one rule for everything. So when someone tells me I can’t accomplish something, my first thought is, however, I might just be able to do It. Sometimes we really do need however in our lives. However, you will be happy to know that I did choose another word.
After a fair amount of thought and prayer I decided on the word…
Such a small word but so much meaning. When I think about enjoy my first thought is I do enjoy a lot of things. Knitting. Weaving. Spinning. Reading. Chocolate! Sometimes I enjoy things too much and most likely should enjoy less. But the more I thought about it I really do need to enjoy more. I am a list maker. I love to get tasks done and scratch them off my list. As a matter of fact I make a “to do” list every week to help me keep on track and get things done. My problem is I don’t always ENJOY the process of getting a task or job done. For years as a fiber arts teach I have told my students to not worry about how long it takes to knit that sweater or weave that shawl or spin that yarn. It’s the process, after all if it was totally about the end result we would be at the mall buying.
So this year I need to stop and ENJOY the process of life. ENJOY reading all the books I want, ENJOY knitting that shawl. ENJOY learning a new thing. ENJOY being with my family and Friends. And yes ENJOY my time at the gym. I think it will help me to ENJOY the end result of all my goals on The List.
What is your word for 2014?