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Monday, December 29, 2014

My One Little Word for 2015

I don't make resolutions anymore-I choose one word (https://aliedwards.com/projects/one-little-word) that I put in the back of my mind and go back to throughout the year. Last year I really challenged myself and my word was: bold. I absolutely incorporated that trait-I presented to my colleagues, I decided not to teach summer school (which I will probably never do again :), I decided to have knee surgery--lots of bold decisions this year. Whenever my confidence wavered, I would just think about the commitment I made to that word. I said I would be "bold"!

For 2015, my word was not on the tip of my tongue. I've thought about it a lot the past week. Looked through lists of words waiting to be inspired. Well, I feel asleep with the television the other night and woke up to a televised church service. The minister was talking about forgiveness and how if people hold on to wrongs that have been committed against them, they get bitter. I think the universe was telling me my word for the year.


This is something I begrudgingly admit I am not good at. I beat myself up for a lesson that didn't work or not feeling adequate as a teacher anymore. I can't just let it go when a parent lodges a complaint with my administrator or I read someone's comments on a social media page and it just infuriates me. Somehow this year, I am going to figure out how to let that all go! I will remember this:


So this year I will try to be strong. That's my aspiration, we'll see if I can do it! :)






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  1. OOOOO... I am a grudge holder. :( So forgive would be a really good one for me! I just remember things too well. :) Oops. Have a wonderful New Year! :)
    Carolyn

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  2. I am a good forgiver. Not sure why. Maybe I've practiced a lot. It is easier for me to forgive than let it burn. I wish I could drive over to your house, pick you up, and buy you dinner so we could talk shop and laugh into the night. xxoo

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    1. You are very lucky Kimberley! And yes, that would be wonderful! :)

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  3. Good word and one I can work on. I've heard this: be prejudiced in other's favor.

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