Happy New Year! Here is wishing all of you a wonderful 2014.
J and I spent New Year’s Day in the big city. Due to J’s folks having the flu and our nephew being under the weather we didn’t get together on Christmas. We had a really fun afternoon at J’s Sister’s house. We may have done some eating and gift opening too.
Sunday night I was in the basement and found water. Not a lot of water, but I knew something was wrong. After a short investigation, J determined the water heater had quit us. Monday the local serviceman was down with a new one. Written in permanent marker on the old water heater was “installed December 1, 1970.” The serviceman told us not to expect the new water heater to last 43 years.
I have a fondness for office supplies. I could spend hours looking at pens, pencils, notebooks, folders, organizing supplies and calendars. I love starting a new year with a fresh calendar. Yesterday, I treated myself to new pens.
Many bloggers have been talking about a word to focus on for the new year. I wasn’t going to pick a word, but a word found me … strength.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines strength as:
~The ability to resist being moved or broken by a force.
~The quality that allows someone to deal with problems in a determined and effective way.
~A strong attribute or inherent asset.
~One regarded as embodying or affording force or firmness.
As I was putting together my 2013 … Oh What a Year post I remembered what Winnie The Pooh (A.A. Milne) says “… There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” I am a continual works in progress that grew a lot over the course of 2013. In 2014 I am going to dig a little deeper to realized the true strength I have, to be more courageous and be confident in my skills and knowledge.
Did you pick a word to focus on for 2014? If so, what is your word and why did you picked it?