Thinking Ahead: Focusing on 2012
I know, I know.
I am deviating from my normal pattern. It’s Thursday. This is my “other” day to post something with the heading “Contemporary Romance Writer.” (The other-other day being Tuesday. What? You never noticed? Tsk. Now you know: MWF: quotes. T/Th: contemporary romance writer thoughts.)
Back to today, which should be contemporary romance day but isn’t.
I’m not thinking about today. I’m thinking about an entire year. 2012, to be exact. Every one of the 365 days of 2012.
What are you doing in 2012?
I am well aware it’s December and you are busy enough as it is. You have no time to think about 2012. But I know at least some of you are. Some of you have even started (gasp!) a list of New Year’s Resolutions.
Stop. Right. This. Minute. Tear that list up. Toss it in the trash. And consider this: one word.
I used to write loooong lists of resolutions each December-into-January. And then I’d promptly lose that list before February was even half over.
But for the past seven years, I’ve focused on one word for the year. Doing so has been so easy. But even more important, it’s been life changing.
(Some of you may have read about my passion for one word over resolutions over at the MBT Ponderers. But stay with me. I might say something here that prompts you to go for it!)
Some of my past words:
- 2006: gratitude (I kept a gratitude journal and found my “glass-half-empty” attitude revolutionized.)
- 2007: simplify (A severe illness turned this word into survival. I embraced simpler things in ways I never imagined.)
- 2008: content — as in “be content with such things as you have” (Hebrews 13:5) (I bought a lot less that year!)
- 2009 & 2010: forgiveness (I had a lot to learn and unlearn about forgiveness.)
- 2011: hope (A word I clung to when life hurt or when my heart ached for others who were hurting. There were times I could have asked “Why?” Instead, I asked myself, “Are you going to abandon hope?” My answer: No.)
What’s the word for 2012? Trust.
Scary word, that. And then I remember Who I’m trusting in … and that changes things.
In Your Words: What resolutions have you made for 2012? If you chose to focus on a word for the upcoming year, what word would that be?
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