For the last few years I have picked my "One Word" that is my focus for the upcoming year, and this year is no different. (I posted about it last year...my only post last year?!) As the year starts to wind down, my mind starts to go to the next "One Word", but I always start to really think about this after Christmas has passed. My mind does go to a few different options, but by New Year's Eve, I seem to land on the true "One Word". This is the one I want to emphasize during the next 365 days (and to be honest, none of the words "ends" at the end of the year, they are a permanent part of me even as I focus on a new word).
This year, 2017, I have chosen the word that, for me, is exactly right and perfect in what I want to see and do in the upcoming days and months...SHARE!
Now, there are a few different meanings to the word share, but the manner I am going to focus on this word, is as a transitive verb. (Huh?) Going back to my English major days, a transitive verb is one that takes a direct object - meaning it is done to someone or something. (didn't know you would be getting a grammar lesson today did you?!). So you have a subject, a verb and then you can answer the question to what/whom? (Example: She filled the cup.)
So back to the matter at hand, I am going to focus on sharing with someone or sharing something in the upcoming year. I want to experience, enjoy, and talk with others! I want to listen about thoughts, feelings, and experiences of others! This may even involve more blog entries so that I am "sharing" with you!
If I am scrolling down Facebook and I start reading an article I love, instead of just hitting "like" or "love", I am going to SHARE! I am going to SHARE my heart, my time, my interests, my skills, my money, my thoughts. I am going to be sharing with others and hope that others will see my sharing as a chance for them to share their passions and love too!