It came to me this morning, and settled solidly as the correct word after I had tried on and discarded dozens of candidates. WONDER will guide me in 2022.
I considered rise, set, learn, blossom, build, act. They are all good, but none quite felt like the right next step after 2021’s ‘observe.’ Observe was an excellent one. I feel I spent a lot of time paying attention to the world around me and the relationships of people in it.
This coming year will be one with all aspects of wonder: a sense of amazement; a spectacular thing; questioning and speculation; and feeling awestruck. Wonder encapsulates all that and reminds me to live with a sense an open-hearted curiosity and an appreciation for everything around me.
Here are all the words since I started practicing this:
2009, no shopping