‘Focus’ has been my ‘word of the year’ since January 2010. When I did a little checking to figure out that date, I was surprised at how long I’ve been focussed on focus. Perhaps I’m as focussed as I’m going to get.
This year I’m going to buck the ‘one word’ movement and go with three words: surprised by joy. It’s a wish for how I want to be in 2017.
The first line of William Wordsworth’s poem of the same name is:
“Surprised by joy – impatient as the Wind”
I stumbled upon it recently while reading books by Canadian author Louise Penny. “Surprised by joy” is a recurring theme throughout her Inspector Gamache series. Maybe it stuck with me because patience sure isn’t my best quality.
Share your word (or words) of the year in the comments. Whatever they are, my wish is that you will be surprised by the joy of success this year.