What a rich history of choosing a word to center myself. In order those words have been:
- 2014 Transfer
- 2015 Focus
- 2016 Joyful
- 2017 Brave
- 2018 Curious
- 2019 Celebrate
- 2020 Envision
- 2021 Willing
Combinations of verbs, nouns, and so many uses of words as they have also served as the wallpaper on my blog. This year followed last year’s slow steady beat creeping into my consciousness and inserting itself into my daily life.
But the typical dithering at the final decision point:
Something to be?
Something to have?
Which would best suit my thinking for the year?
Be patient or have patience?
Study was required and grammarly came to the rescue. link
“… someone who is not hasty, who can bear things calmly, or who remains unwavering when faced with adversity …”link
This quote solidified my decision.
” “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” —A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh“https://www.grammarly.com/blog/be-patient-or-have-patience/
. . . a small piece of fluff in his ear. That whimsical description was the selling point.
What word will choose you? How will you know?
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