This has been making the rounds amongst some of my friends on Facebook and for good reason. This is my wish for my readers.
”May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. May your coming year be a wonderful thing in which you dream both dangerously and outrageously.
I hope you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and you will be liked and you will have people to love and to like in return. And most importantly, because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now – I hope that you will, when you need to be, be wise and that you will always be kind. And I hope that somewhere in the next year you surprise yourself.” ~Neil Gaiman
I’m working on my plans for 2011 and will be sharing some of them with you in the days to come. Something I’ve been reading a lot about the past month or so is the idea of selecting a word (or maybe a short phrase) to provide direction for the coming year. I didn’t purposefully do this for 2010 but in looking back over the year I would have to say that “Friendship” would have been a fitting choice. We met many new people this past year whom I’m blessed to call friends. David and I have had so much fun hanging out with friends both in Ada and in New Orleans. Additionally, I’ve made countless new friends on Facebook. It’s been a year filled with fun, friends, music and just plain ol’ good times. I look forward to much more of the same in 2011.
I think I know what word I’m going to select for 2011 but I’m going to sleep on it one more night before I reveal it. If this concept sounds intriguing to you, here are some links you might want to take a look at to learn more about choosing a word to represent the coming year:
If you do a search you’ll find many other resources as well as bloggers who are doing this very thing. So what do you think? Is the idea appealing to you? Do you usually make resolutions or set goals? Leave me a comment and if you have blogged about it, share the link so I (and other readers) can take a look. 2011 is going to be a good year — I just know it!