Sunday, January 01, 2012

Resolution Word for 2012

First of all, here's to a Very Happy New Year for all readers of this blog! Thank you for checking in on this little spot every now and then - I do so appreciate your companionship and comments along the way! Now that the holidays are past, and the new year is here it is time to reveal my Resolution Word for 2012.
I have been pondering this word for some time now.
Instead of coming up with a list of things to try to accomplish in the year ahead, I choose one word to inspire my thoughts and actions to make me a hopefully better "being" as the year unfolds. The word of last year was Turnover and it was meant to turn(me)over with my eating and exercising habits. Throughout the course of the year, this inspired me to lose over 20 pounds, so I'd say the word was a powerful one! (And a true challenge, to boot.)
Being one who likes to create things with my hands, I knew that my word had to include a reminder to stitch, sew and seam. It's been a long, dry spell for making garments requiring buttonholes and zippers, and I now have a very special little girl in my life to serve as my model.
Another definition of my word includes being active and involved as I zip through daily activities and keep up to motivation to sty fit and healthy.
Still a third definition involves an action of closed lips. Remember as a kid when your teacher or Mom made an action of index finger and thumb touching and silently made a pass across the lips as if signalling, "Zip it up?" That's a goal for me to achieve as I might be thinking unkind thoughts to keep them to myself.
Without further ado, my word for 2012 is zip.
That's right. ZIP!

And I might even make some zipper flower pins along the way! I do have quite a few colorful zippers in my stash...

Have you thought or your own Resolution Word yet? I'd love to hear about it.


Linnea said...

Great word! I hope it inspires you! I have some goals, but haven't mastered the one word resolution!

The Lindahl News said...

Good for you, Linnea! Any of them related to travel and/or cooking?

simplicity said...

Impressive Deb! I had no idea you lost 20 pounds! That's quite an accomplishment. I look forward to your "zip" updates this year! Happy New Year!!

The Lindahl News said...

Happy New Year to you and yours, Samara! Hopefully the "zip" will come on soon - right now I'm feeling like a sloth due to a winter cold.

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