Here we go… this month is all about introducing my new focuses for the year. Today I am introducing my first G for 2020, which also happens to be my word of the year…
G is for GOOD. This is NOT the “word of the year” I was expecting to come up with as I did my Powersheets prep work, but once I started exploring it more it became more and more clear that it was the one to pick.
“Good” isn’t a very flashy word. It probably wasn’t your English teachers favorite and it isn’t used in many headlines to get clicks. It isn’t as impressive sounding as say “fantastic” or “amazing” or even “great” but that’s precisely why I think it is the word I need this year.
GOOD has a lot of connotations for me. Good reminds me of “good enough is good enough” as I continue to combat my innate perfectionism. I want to keep encouraging people with one of my favorite life mantras from Steinbeck’s East of Eden: “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good…” Timshel.
One of the other big reasons I picked this word is because I did a quick Biblical concordance search for good and depending on translation it seemed to range from 600-800 times! I found some verses to key in on this year and that really solidified things for me. If God looked on His creation and called it Good then surely that is a worthy enough word for me to focus on in 2020!
Good also reminds me of Martha Stewart talking about “good things” (but, you know, from her pre-prison days…) and I will definitely be sharing some good things or good tips as I go through this next year. I like the way this can open up lots of subjects for me to share about.
Finally, It is a reminder to me to talk about when I feel good so when things do not feel so good I can remember what action steps might help me get back to good. This ties into the “resolution” part of this theme- I am challenging myself to accept the good, to embrace it, to run toward it, and to remember it during the moments when it may be harder to see.
So this year I’ll keep fighting the urge to be a perfect mom or wife or human in general and focus on being a good one. Do you have a word of the year? Or a special focus? I’d love to hear about it!