Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Holly's Word for 2016


It's sometimes referred to at the fourth dimension.  It's something that not only religion and science study, it's something we all measure our lives by.  It's something that so many people have written about...

"We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right."
~Nelson Mandela

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind."
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."

Okay, you get the point.  Time is important. Time is also going to be my word for 2016.  For more than a decade, rather than make a New Year's Resolution, I've picked a word of the year.  Something that represents a quality I want to cultivate in myself.  I keep the year's word on a post-it on my desk as a reminder of what I want to concentrate on that year.

I've had words like stop, stretch, glee, optimism, awareness, change...

I like the idea of Time as a word.
It can remind me to work hard...time is short and I have a lot of stories to write.
It can remind me to slow down...I want to enjoy the moments with my family and friends.
It can remind me to look for those times of glee and remind me that the hard times don't last.

Yes, I think it's a good all purpose word for the year.  The idea of words having meaning isn't something I think of at the beginning of they year. It influenced my writing this year and culminated in my most recent release, aptly titled These Three Words!  Like Nana Vancy always says, "Words have power."
How about you?  Do you have a word in mind for your year?

Happy New Year!!



  1. Definitely a word with vast interpretation. It's a good one.

  2. Shirley, I'm glad you like it, too! I'm rather pleased with it!! Hope you find a word for your new year...and wishing you a very happy one at that!