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Saturday, December 31, 2016

My word for 2017......


The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.


I made a list....a rather long list, of words....words that I thought could possibly be
 my "word" for the new year.
A few days ago I even had a word that I had decided on.  Yup, that was going to be my word for the year for sure....I had even entertained some things I could write about that pertained to this word.  
Then, day before yesterday I decided I would write this post and get ready to share my "word" with all of you.....
for the life of me, I couldn't remember the "word",  no really, couldn't, can not remember what the word was that I had so carefully chosen to be my "word" for the next year.  It started with a P.  
That's all I remember.  
I know Doris is smiling, maybe even chuckling a bit as she reads this.  She shared with me that she wanted to choose a word but was afraid she wouldn't remember what it was.  I told her to write it on a nice little card and carry it with her....what a grand idea, obviously I hadn't made it to that step yet.  
So...I go back to my list and ponder.  What word do I choose now?  All the while of course wracking my blank brain, trying to remember that P word that I had embraced to be mine for 2017.
Nothing, zero, blank as a black board after the custodian leaves the room.
So, I say to myself.....good Lord Sharon, just pick a new word...is it that hard?  Put your Big Girl panties on and pull one off of that list.....or out of the air.  Come on.....have a little.....yup.....
COURAGE!
It's all so clear to me now that this was truly meant to be my "word" for 2017.
I think I have my work cut out for me but I am up for the challenge.  I am ready to be courageous and face each new day of this new year with COURAGE....
the courage to do something new.....or just something that makes me anxious.  The courage to stand up for myself and for others.  The courage to do what is right, not because it's popular or because everyone else is doing it, but because it's right.  The courage to say it's okay if someone chooses not to be my friend and the courage to not try and make everyone happy.  The courage to get out of bed every day and be thankful that it is a new day, a new day to have courage to face all the future holds for me.....good or bad, happy or sad.  The courage to leave the past behind and step in to this new year and each new day and thank God for this Good Life and may He forgive me 
if I don't love it enough.

Did you choose a "word" for the New Year?
I hope I've inspired you to do just that....and if not, I am hopeful that you will follow along with me on my quest to find COURAGE in each new day of 2017.

I wish you Enough....
Sharon

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