I’m one of those people who picks a word for each year. I wouldn’t call it a theme, exactly, but just a word that speaks to my heart. Those words help give me direction. Keep me focused on something that is important to me.
Last year, my word was gratitude.
Choosing gratitude as my word really helped me focus on choosing gratitude as my attitude. I came to see gratitude as a very precious gift. One we receive every day. It’s up to us to unwrap that gift and use it. I hope I continued to use that gift daily!
CC and I were flying to Tennessee when I closed my eyes on the plane and thought about what word I wanted to focus on this year. The one that popped into my thoughts was Savor.
I knew as I let the word sink into my thoughts, it was perfect.
So that’s my word for 2024.
Not as in eating my meals slower and getting more enjoyment from each bite (although that wouldn’t be a bad idea).
I’m talking about savoring life and not rushing through it.
Our 2023 was hectic, rushed, chaotic, and life threw plenty of curveballs our way. I felt like there were days (months) when I just rushed from one thing to the next to the next, trying to get as much done as humanly possible without taking time to Savor any moments.
That’s not how I want this year to go.
It’s not how I want to live my life.
I want to take time to be present in each moment. To be grateful for each moment. To Savor each moment as it comes without racing off to the next thing.
May we all Savor the blessing 2024 will bring!
Here’s to an amazing new year!