Choose Your Word for the Year

We think in words.

Our thoughts determine our actions, which guide our actions.

Therefore, the words we choose determine our lives.

At the beginning of each year, my wife and I sit down at a local coffee shop and we make plans for what we’d like the year to look like.  At that meeting, we:

  • Set our goals for the year
  • Determine our priorities
  • Set our intentions
  • Picture what we’d do “if money were no object” (I can assure you I’d be writing this from a tropical climate if that came to be)
  • Determine what we are releasing that served us well in the past but no longer fits (including grudges, resentments, habits, and material clutter)

What might be the most important item on our agenda is choosing a word for the year. Call it a theme if you wish.

In 2014, we chose “Prosperity.” In 2015, we picked “Abundance.”

This year we opted for “Gratitude,” a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive.

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Five Things to be Grateful for (That You Might Not Have Considered)

Look for a lot of MMMs in 2016 that deal with Gratitude and Forgiveness (but more about that next year).

In the interim, I am providing five things we can be grateful for that we might have thought about.

 

In no particular order:

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VIDEO: The Most Expensive Halloween Candy Ever

This is a humorous take on why those half-price candy sales that are popping up about now are really not half price.

As a matter of fact, they are the most expensive treats you will ever buy. Watch the video and see why.

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