Thursday, January 13, 2011

A New Year and a Word

It seems that although I've been reading LOTS of blogs lately, I haven't actually blogged myself - all year!
So ... Happy New Year to you!

We have been taking it easy for the last few weeks since Christmas, and it's been lovely. Christmas Day and Boxing Day were great times with extended family and after that we just settled down with our iPods and iPad and TV ... The epitomy of the modern digital family, in fact.
Lots of games, lots of blog-reading, DVDs, late nights and sleeping in. Oh I am enjoying it while it lasts ... And it will for the next few weeks -bliss!

(Oh and we have done a few things - a sleepover for my two nieces for 3 nights, Emily's birthday celebrations, a few appointments - just in case you think I'm actually glued to the sofa!)

Bloggers everywhere have been picking a word for their year.

My word?


Giving money to the less fortunate

Giving attention to my family

Giving time to others

Giving my home for hospitality

Giving my unnecessary clutter to charity.

Giving and not hoarding

Giving and not getting

Giving and not complaining.

This is something I'm not good at, but it's time for me to grow up and learn to just GIVE!

Look what happened when Megan gave ...

And when Marla and co. gave ...

And I'm so inspired by Amy's giving!

What's your word for 2011?


Nina said...

A late happy new year to you! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It really *is* a small world, isn't it! I'm so glad the hearing aid is still working out for you.

I hadn't planned to choose a word for the year, but it looks like my word is "restore." I've been planning to write a nice, long blog post about it, but who knows when I'll have time. :-)

Anyway, it's good to "see" you again!

Fiona said...

Hi Nina,
Thanks for visiting!
"Restore" is a great word for the year. So positive and applicable to many areas of life, too. All the best!

Amy Bennett said...

I love your word and thanks so much for the link love :)