Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Resolution Word for 2011

It's time once again to reveal THE resolution word of 2011! This is the third year for choosing a word to inspire the recipient (me) as motivation for becoming a better person in some small way or another. A list of resolutions does nothing for me except make me feel guilty or negative and I certainly don't need that at this point in time. In 2009, my inspirational word was savor. It was a great word! Slowing down to take it all in actually was a result of this simple five-letter word. In 2009, mindful was my resolution word. I had high hopes that this word would help me to remember where I put my keys when I plopped them down. I also hoped to remember to be mindful of the needs of others and step up to the plate with support. Perhaps it is my advancing age that made following-through more challenging than "savor" because I know I fell short at times. For the past week or so, I have been tossing around many resolution words in my head. But, nothing was hitting the right chord, until early this morning when this word popped into my cerebral cortex. The word is turnover. Why? Please allow me to give an explanation.

Turnover, of course, is a sweet little pastry. How I love sweets, treats and carb-laced eats. But, due to certain factors, I have been given a yellow light - almost ready to turn red - regarding these foods. Thus I need to turn over/turnover a new leaf to get healthier.

Certainly the word turnover has other implications as well. Sports, employment, pancake flipping, and restless sleeping all involve this action. But, for me, I hope I can turnover to a more healthy eating/exercising way of life and leave the other kinds of turnovers on the bakery racks!

6 comments:

Spirit Bear said...

This post just makes me hungry!Swedes have to eat pastries and drink coffee! Doesn't your doctor get that? Moderation in all things should get you by. Or maybe another trip to China?

The Lindahl News said...

Patricia, you got it right about the Swedes part! Unfortunately my blood sugar levels say otherwise...

Spirit Bear said...

sorry, Deb, did not mean to make light of your restrictions: healthy snacks rule in 2011! this will be the best year ever; maybe this could be a new blog theme?

The Lindahl News said...

No worries, PD! Let's hear it for the best year ever...Tuesday nights especially!

Sonia said...

Hi Deb,

Here's my thought process:
Turnover makes me think of "turn over a new leaf"
What better leaf to turn over than the leaf/page of a book.
And we all know that when you read a good book we can hardly wait to turn the leaf/page to see what comes next.

So here's to 2011 being a fabulous read for you, with joy, adventure, discipline, and a modicum of sweets just waiting on the next leaf.

The Lindahl News said...

Sonia, I love the way you think! Thanks for the encouraging sweet words!