Monday, January 11, 2010


I've been studiously avoiding the word for nearly two weeks.

New Year's Resolutions.
I gave them up last year.
Because they were the same year after year after year.
And they are always broken by the 5th day of the new year.

But I came across an interesting concept.
Which has been floating around BlogLand, so I can't give any one person the full and total credit.
But it's not my own idea.

It's one word.
A word for the year.

After much pondering, contemplating and discarding, I've distilled my one word down to this:

I've realized that what gives me a "buzz" is learning. I love learning new things. Learning something new motivates me. For example a couple of nights ago I went to a class about agave nectar. I came home so energized to try some healthy new recipes and actually made some fabulous bread using agave nectar. (it's a low glycemic sugar substitute-google it)  I didn't sit down and make a goal....

I will eat healthier in 2010.

Because I knew that 12 hours later I would be scarfing down the chocolate.

So I just decided that this would be my word for the year.

Because if I learn some new exercises, I'll be energized and motivated to exercise.
If I learn something new out of the scriptures, I be energized to study more.
And so on and so forth.
It may not work for you.....

But I'm thinkin' it will work for me.


Lisa said...

What a great idea! I need to think of a word! Thanks for passing this great idea along!

Granny J said...

Fantastic idea and WORD! Thanks for the inspiration....I need it this morning...

Momza said...

really appreciate this! great word! thanks marilyn!

Rhonda said...

That's a great word! can't wait to see the winter formal dinner at your house! :)

Unknown said...

Love it!!!

Debbie said...'ve inspired us all. Now I'm gonna blog my new word!