Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Word Of The Year





I have decided I'm going to be a minimalist.





I'm kidding. There's just no way. I like my stuff too much.

However, I did come up with a word of the year. 

My word of the year is gratitude for obvious reasons. 


I am grateful for my family. I have a husband who works hard in the Air Force. I have a son with autism, but he doesn't let it get him down. I have a daughter who isn't afraid to give her opinion, which can be a quite frightening thing at times.





I am also grateful for Diet Coke. There's no way I could ever give it up. It helps keep me friendly.




I am grateful for chocolate and fries from McDonald's. It's funny, when people post how bad fast food is for you, I immediately want to shove fries in my mouth.




I am grateful for books. I love to read. 



Also included: I am grateful for WiFi, awful reality TV, and mobile banking. I'm also grateful for this blog, because I've met some incredible people through it.


I always try to be a grateful person because constantly being negative is a drain on energy. I hope I am raising my kids to be grateful.




So what about you? Do you have a word of the year?


42 comments:

  1. What a great word for 2018! My word is simplify. I just want to get back to the simple things in life AND slow down and enjoy the simple things in life.

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  2. That's a great word for this year, gratitude always leads to good outcomes because you end up receiving more when you are grateful for what you have.

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  3. I love to read, drink sprite now and find it funny how everyone is blogging about choose a word. I have so many words I love why would I choose just one. Fast food is easy why it is called fast food.

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    1. I know, easy makes me happy :) I hate being in the kitchen and avoid it whenever I can.

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  4. Good job choosing a word. I can't think of one yet. Last year my word was declutter!

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  5. Gratitude is a great word for the year. I feel very grateful for everything that I have. For me, my word of the year is appreciation. We can all show a bit more appreciation towards the people that we care about.

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  6. Well, that's a nice read. Gratitude is definitely a great word for the year. It is the key that opens many doors. It is such a powerful practice

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  7. Gratitude -- that's a great word. I think, if I were to choose a word for the year, I would select contentment. It's such a hard thing to grasp. Happy 2018!

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  8. I absolutely love your word for this year. Gratitude is definitely a powerful thing and it can help you even in your lowest times. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Mine is opportunity. I will be open to creating opportunities and taking advantage of opportunities this year. Last year I let a few "golden" opportunities pass me by but not this year. Here's to a year full of promise.

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  10. Gratitude is a great word. So many things to be grateful for. I try to show gratitude everyday. My word would be self confidence. Need to work on that!

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  11. Gratitude is a great word for the year. I was thinking all this week with below zero temps that I am so grateful for a warm home.

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  12. I dont have a word of the year but love yours. I think we all including myself can sometimes complain or want, want what others have versus stepping back and think about teh positive and what we should be grateful for in life.

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  13. That's a cute post.. I guess my word will be Love for the year..

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  14. Gratitude inspires happiness! It’s good to be grateful for even the simple things like Diet Coke!!! But I’m a Diet Pepsi Girl! Ha!

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  15. What a great word for the year I think we often forget to have gratitude for all the things that we are lucky to have around us.

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  16. You are so funny, I could not be a minimalist either. I love the word you chose for the year, we all need more gratitude in our lives! Looking at what we have and being thankful for it will only improve our life.

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  17. I don't have a word yet. I did have a couple words last year and just haven't narrowed it down yet. Your word is great though and will be easy for you to remember and focus on through the year.

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  18. I love that you laughed about the minimalist thing. I would like to do that but reality LOL

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  19. I don't do a word of the year because there are so many good words out there and because circumstances change. Gratitude is a great word though. Have you thought about keeping a gratitude journal this year to help you remember all that you are grateful for?

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  20. I am so thankful for wifi. And for diet Mountain Dew. I don't have a word for this year yet. I need to come up with one. Gratitude was a great choice.

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  21. Love the French fries pic ;) My word of the year is blessed because I've been blessed so much though life. I guess it goes along with your word, because I am mighty grateful for the blessings too.

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  22. It's a good one! I'm grateful for that french fries photo because now I'm starving for them.
    My word is harmony!

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  23. I love your choice of word for this year. I love french fries too but trying to switch them to sweet potato fries this year :D

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  24. Grateful is an amazing word for the year. I need to think about what word I will have to pick for myself. I am very grateful for Diet Coke as well.

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  25. I haven't decided on my word for the year yet. There are so many choices, and so many things that I want to accomplish this year. I will have to make time this weekend to think about my word for the year.

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  26. My word for 2018: Affirmation. I'm starting each day stating my goals, feeling gratitude for all that I have, and affirming that I will accomplish each and every goal I set for myself - both short-term goals and long-term goals.

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  27. My word of the year is fierce! I love you word though, I am grateful for sooo many things in my life right now (and always!!).

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  28. The beginning of a New Year is indeed the time to be grateful for so many things. Many of the things that we take for granted and many of the small and big things people known and unknown have done for us.

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  29. I love that family photo of you guys. I had to chuckle with the diet coke, but if it keeps you friendly then keep it.

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  30. This year I'm trying to be minimalist in all things. I think I can do it. Oh I love McDo's French Fries!

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  31. Great word to choose for the year. I like to stop and think about how lucky I am for the people and things I have in my life, especially when things aren't going the way I want them to or I am having a tough time. There are always people a lot worse of than us and I think everyone needs to remind themselves of that from time to time.

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  32. Haha I'm with you. I love all my stuff way too much. And french fries is my weakness. There is so much to be grateful for. Such a positive post!

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  33. Hahaha that point about fries. I love Macdonald’s fries. Somehow Macs is one of the only food type that I will crave anywhere in the world.

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  34. I still do not have a word for this year. I like your word, gratitude. There are so many things I am thankful for, the most is this job that allows me to stay at home and meet people virtually.

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  35. TOTALLY agree with your word. Matter of fact, everyday at noon (at least I try to post everyday) BB reminds people to take that #GSOG, #GigaSecondOfGratitude #GospelOfGracias. If heartfelt, a quick Thank You is plenty. Cute post and Gracias for sharing the word. BB2U

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  36. Being grateful is something to be embraced! I love that you chose this for your word of the year, I need to remind myself more often to just be grateful!

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  37. Grateful is a great word. Also, I am SO grateful for chocolate and fries :)

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  38. My word for this year is "Fearless". I hope this will pertain to business and more trips!

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  40. Haha! I have that same response too with fries and talk of bad food. Fries just do a body good :)

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  41. Wow word of the year sounds new to me ... I don’t have one but this was a great read 👍🏻... I love French fries and stopped drinking sodas 😄

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