As you may or may not know, my One Word for this year is smile.
That word is my mantra, my motto, my resolution.
When I wrote my first post on this topic, way back in January, I was thinking more about physically smiling, so other people can see. But I've realized that it's turned into more of a mental/emotional thing. Of smiling internally, noticing the little things and being happy about them.
I definitely feel like I've become more conscious of my feelings and moods and how I can change them. Instead of whining, I try to pause and think about the good things. I try to smile instead.
A surprise goodie basket of candy from a counselor...that makes me smile.
Seeing kids running around, having fun...that makes me smile.
Listening to my favorite songs...that makes me smile.
Even just snapping pictures with my mom's iPhone on the way home from camp (hint: these)...that makes me smile.
Looking forward, for the rest of this year, I'd like to...
...continue being grateful for the small things
...live more in the moment, instead of wishing for something in the future or longing for the past (this is something I'm working on)
...not be afraid to really smile if I am happy (too often I try to hold my emotions in -- but this is all about letting it out!)
...try to reach out to others and help them smile, too
Do you have a one word for 2011? If so, how's it going so far?
lots of smiles,