I kept tabs on the One Word Three Sixty Five community from afar, mostly wondering what it was all about (and if I should join in).
I decided my year needs a focus instead of making another list of resolutions or goals that I know I won’t follow through on (and then feel bad about it) I decided to focus on one word.
Why one word?
I hope staying with one word is easier than picking one, because I over thought the whole thing making the possibility of one word finding me impossible.
As we turned the corner to the last part of 2012, which in my mind is September, I began to reflect on the year. It didn’t take long before my reflecting turned into anger and jealousy.
My reflecting turned into “comparison shopping,” I began to troll my social networks more frequently to catch up on what friends and former classmates have been up to recently. It didn’t take long for the anger and jealously to set in.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled for every good thing that comes along for each of my friends (and just as sad during the not great times). From the outside looking in through so many of them have great lives, or at least that’s how it looks.
As bad as it is for me to compare my life to those of my friends there is an upside to it. I know, somewhat, what went into all those blessings “just falling into their lap”. The truth is simple, they didn’t (and the same goes for people I don’t know, most likely).
If you want something to happen to you you have to reach towards it. You have to lay the ground work.
I guess my word found me after all….
-to establish, increase, or strengthen
-to mold, form, or create: to build boys into men.
-to base; found: a relationship built on trust.
-to engage in the art, practice, or business of building.
-to develop or increase
-to prepare in stages.