Last year I had chosen my Word of the Year and it worked well, sort of. Choosing the word helped me in clearing my head and getting a grip. Oh no, it wasn’t any magic wand. It was only a word. But whenever the situation went out of my hand, there were times I remembered this word that I chose at the beginning of 2015 and the reason behind choosing that particular word helped me in retaining my sanity. Setting up a word for the year isn’t precisely along the lines of setting up new year resolutions. I found it more like a flashlight showing me the path when I waver at times.
Last time the word was Calm. This year, it is already 21st and I struggled a bit to come up with a word that can motivate me throughout the year. Three words kept coming back and I just couldn’t decide. Finally, I decided.
Word of the Year for 2016 is KIND.
Be kind to the self, when it hurts, when things fail,
Be kind to others, on every waking moment,
Be kind in giving my feedback,
Be kind in accepting any feedback,
Be kind in appreciating the self and others,
Be kind when there is nothing else to do!
It is just a word, and an easy one at that, but I know that it is hard to keep up with. Often I find myself being harsh with me, if I miss a deadline or if I fail to clean up the house or if I get sick. I am hoping that choosing the word Kind as the Word of 2016 will help me to stop accusing myself on an everyday basis and to show more kindness towards me.
And if I can be kind to myself, I will be kinder to others. What you say?
Linking with Laurel of Alphabet Salad.