Tuesday, June 1, 2010

word reflection

Every spring our Wine-on-Wednesday friends each choose a word and then reflect upon it the next year. Soon I will post our 2010 words but here are thoughts about some of our 2009 words . . . .

Jim – active ~ I am recently pleased with my more "active" life. There were a few months where active was not part of it.

Mary – moments ~ I am well on my way to enjoying (and recording) my everyday moments. My blog has been a great way for me to focus on my moments.

Amanda - experience ~ I would say attained with exhilarating & heartbreaking experiences all rolled into one year... exhilarating - Angkor Wat, Vietnam, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, visitors (oh my!), heartbreaking - watching daily struggles - malnutrition, injustice, corruption, brokenness

Benjamin - evolving ~ Grade B+ Increased vegetable intake, decreased meat intake, experienced new places (locally and foreign), volunteered a handful of times, brought weight down to 175, became more politically attuned, drank better beer and understood why they were better!, continued on my slow book reading pace, re-lit my musical interests, , went to more concerts.

Mike - build ~ Grade B, I wanted to rebuild our finances, relationship with kids, and relationship with Marty.

Marty – health ~ On the way to being attained – I am more in control and that is a good thing.

Doug – survival ~ I’m still here so I guess . . . attained.

Leslie – anticipation ~ There were many good things to anticipate this past year...and more to anticipate in 2010! I think my anticipation was for a possible retirement decision. Difficult as it has been to truly decide, now that the decision is made, I am happy about it. More time with Dougie, more time with friends and family, time to get organized, and hopefully more time to plan some new adventures! I look at all of my retired friends, and not one has an ounce of regret on their young, smiling faces!

Debbie - timely ~ For me that's the key, "for me", I think I'm doing a bit better. I've actually been at appointed places within five minutes of the designated times.

Dave - focus ~ He thinks he didn't do well. He's thinking of a new word for this year.. . but he just needs to "focus".

Val – opportunity ~ I believe I was successful at being open to opportunities that helped me grow as a wife, mother (and mother-in-law! )friend, and teacher. For me, half the battle is recognizing an opportunity when it seems to be a celebration, event or challenge . . . That is the part I will always be working on!

Ed - please ~ Please, did not work too well. I am taking suggestions for my new word. Help Please.

Maryellen – thankful ~ It was the theme for our somewhat-annual Mortonian Valentine Letter

Ali - wedding ~ attained :)


dee dee said...

What a neat way to make a word into a goal for the year! I love it!
Dee Dee

Wendy said...

Your wine on weds party sounds like so much fun! What a great word game to play! I liked Ed's word and answer! This might be fun to try with the kids (minus the wine of course)!
Hope your week is off to a sweet start.

Crickit said...

I just love your blog! I love how you chose a word to reflect on over the year. This is much better than a resolution that are many times hard to keep but this is a thought provoking challenge.... wonderful! :)

Christine said...

I want to play!
I choose the word "Memories".
Everyday I want to make memories for the people I'm in contact with, at work, family, friends, neighbors,and people in the grocery line.
(Ed, I will share.)