Saturday, 31 December 2016

2017 Word of the Year


For the last couple of years I have not made resolutions. Instead I have settled upon a word that will shape how I live my life. In previous years I have used the words of confidence, organisation and opportunity. I have used the words to shape every element of my life.

This year I have settled on the word Kindness. 2016 has seen the world change. Discrimination has reigned and sadness has gripped too many. With this all occurring I truly believe that a little kindness can go a long way. Sprinkling kidness around can truly help others. I am guilty of being n a very privileged position and not using this to help people as much as I could. In the coming weeks I will be posting lists of kindnesses that we can all get involved in, but until then let the ones you care for know how much you love them.

Another element of this is being kind to myself. I often take on too much and find myself burnt out. It's important for me to carve out time for myself and spend time doing things that I love. Make sure I get outside and just walk as that always clears my head. This is so important for my own well being.

I will be spending my evening with my oldest friends in an evening of drinking, eating nibbles and talking. We will see in the new year together. I wish you all a healthy and happy new year. Please try to remember to be kind. Both to yourself and others.

Kate xx

8 comments:

  1. I think kindness is a great choice of word and being kind is one thing I'll be doing more of in the new year, to myself and others!

    Have a great evening lovely xxx

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    1. Yay! 'm so glad you're onboard with the kindness x

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  2. Kindness is definitely a good choice for a word! I don't tend to pick a word or make resolutions myself, but I'd quite like a few goals to achieve. I just haven't decided what they should be yet.

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    1. A few goals are good and I don't think they neccessarily need to be made for new year. There's always opportunities to make yourself better xx

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  3. Choosing a word for the year is something I've also done for the last few years and appeals so much more than resolutions do. I think 'kindness' is a wonderful choice, and is something we all need to do a little more, both to ourselves and to others. I hope you have a fantastic 2017, Kate! C xx

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    1. Thank you so much Cat and right back at you. A word really works for me x

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  4. What a perfect word for the year, I worked on my kindness last year and really felt like it made a difference. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing your posts on the subject x

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    1. Ohh do you have any tips Samantha? I'll be getting one up in the next week. x

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