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marshamd59, January 3,  2019  10:53am EST

Happy New Year!

It's a New Year, a fresh start, a feeling of anticipation... what will the New Year bring?

Recently a friend posted that she wanted to choose one Word for the new year to focus on and create goals around. I really liked that idea. I've thought about it and my word is... JOY. I want to find more joy in every moment which means I need to do a better job of living in the moment. Being present with friends and family and random people I associate with. Looking outside myself more, getting out of my own head and out of my own way and focusing more on the beauty around me and relationships. I'm hoping as I remember my word, I'll find more Joy in My Journey.

What is your one Word? I hope some of you will share it with us, so we can all be inspired and share this life experience with one another.

Happy New Year my friends.



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  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, January 4,  2019  9:22am EST

    Happy New Year to you as well! 

  • BigMetz
    BigMetz, February 25,  2019  3:57pm EST

    Marshamd59, I've thought about your post and wanted a word or feeling to express hope for myself and others to start the new year. I find your story particularly interesting as it's a battle experienced on many fronts and you stay so upbeat and use your longevity to inspire hope in others.I found my word today as winds routinely hit 50 mph along the mason-dixon (not too far from Gettysburg).My favorite hat was blown from my head on a routine trip to the mailbox.I intuitively gave chase and was victorious after a little more than a quarter mile.I really felt alive again today and the work has paid some dividends.My hope is that all can get back some intuitive or instinctive behavior as it brought serious JOY in my life today.


  • marshamd59
    marshamd59, February 25,  2019  6:15pm EST

    Thanks so much BigMetz. I love that story. One because it’s been real windy here today too. I had to chase a note to a neighbor when I was dropping off some cookies to thank her for shoveling my snow several times this winter. I was also successful although luckily I didn’t have to chase it a quarter mile. I loved that you said your hard work is paying off and you felt joy in being able to do something like chase your hat in the wind. Our health struggles make us more grateful for small and simple things. Thanks for brightening my day! Keep chasing your dreams (and hat when necessary). :)


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