All of us have hopes and dreams. My friends on Twitter asked everyone to come up with our One Word for 2020. I reviewed what I wrote about for “My One Word for 2019” on how each new year holds endless possibilities. Instead of “Impossible,” I saw “I’m possible.” I didn’t see it until now. I love this word: “Possibilities” I see us considering “Possibilities” to achieve our hopes and dreams.
Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible! ~Audrey Hepburn
Choosing My One Word for 2020 was an interesting exercise for me since I’ve been writing my book, Define Your WHY. My One Word for 2018 was YET and 2017 was Joy. I did learn that year the importance of a growth mindset and learned that adding YET on anything that I wasn’t sure about changed me. I wasn’t going to give up brainstorming ideas for one possible word for 2020: stories, hope, purpose, why, be, responsibility, and more. 2019 has exciting for me with the focus on WHY and stories. I wrote about a sense of wonder in my book and decided to share it to help me find my one word for 2020.
When we’re young, we have a sense of wonder. Everything is new and exciting. I’ve heard this quote, “the world is your oyster.” I’m assuming that means that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. The world is there waiting for you. But it seems a little tougher and more expensive to live now. So what can we do if times may seem tough? I say it’s time to bring the wonder back. You see, attitude is everything. When times are tough and you don’t feel appreciated or valued, that’s when you need An Attitude of Gratitude. When I feel down or not sure about my day, I take out my gratitude jar and write something I wonder about or am grateful for. I found that you can’t be depressed and be grateful at the same time. Try it! If you can’t find something to be grateful for at the time, then write down something you wonder about. Push your thinking to do more wondering and find something you are curious about. Write it down!
I took out my gratitude jar and started reading what I wrote on the slips of paper in 2019. The first one I picked out of the jar was being grateful for my PLN. I read more and there were many people who were there for me. I couldn’t write my book, Define Your WHY without the support of my family, friends, and colleagues. I am so grateful. That’s it! My #OneWord for 2020 is GRATITUDE. 2020 will be the year I have an Attitude for Gratitude. My book is launching in February. I’ll be sharing excerpts from my book more often.
You can create your One Word for 2020 and include the hashtag #OneWord2020.
- Think about your hopes and dreams.
- Come up with One Word for the new year and add the hashtag #OneWord2020.
- Create a graphic that depicts your One Word. I used Canva to create My One Word graphic. Another program I have used is Buncee to create interactive images.
- Share your One Word on Twitter and Instagram or whatever way feels good for you.
Write a post and share it on Twitter and tag me with my handle @bbray27. Over the next week, Meredith Johnson @mjjohnson1216 of #BookCampPD will be adding graphics educators create of their #OneWord2020 You can view their creative designs at bookcamppd.com/oneword2020/
Go ahead can create your One Word and share it with Meredith. Let’s build our One Words together.
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