I hate New Years. More than birthdays, they signify another year gone. A lot of my scrappy friends are picking their “word of the year,” a word to focus on. Words like, RELAX, PEACE, LIVE. Really? I suppose it’s good to have a goal to work toward, but honestly. LIVE? Do we have a choice? Well, technically, I suppose we do. Most of us live life and make of it what we will, so is that really a good word? Or how about PEACE? When your 18 year old son pierces his body, gets thrown into jail and gets a prison tat, what the hell is so peaceful about that? What’s so relaxing about when your 14 year old daughter gets a modeling gig and you’re driving all over hells half acre at ungodly hours of the day and night? What’s so peaceful or relaxing about a self employed husband who takes on a client and then agrees to manage a turnaround and works 20 hours each day? Or a live-in father in law who watches 25 hours of news each day. I don’t care who you are, THAT’S not relaxing!
Maybe my word should be BE. It's all encompassing. BE nice. BE creative. BE happy. Maybe I will BE in an asylum before the New Year is out. LOL
I’m sure there are lots of great words out there that would be inspiring. Like, CREATE. It’s a great word, but I already do that, as much as possible. Or LAUGH. I like laughing. Or HAPPY. Who doesn’t like to be happy? I’m full of HOPE, for lots of things and have FAITH that lots of the things I hope for will happen.
Largely, all of these words depend on more than just ME. I will ASPIRE to lots of these words every year, not just this year.
So, what is YOUR word for 2009? Maybe I’ll steal it, or maybe I’ll just BE.