I like the idea of choosing a word like this as opposed to making resolutions that I inevitably cannot maintain. (Well, I suppose it is DO NOT, not CANNOT, right? But, whichever it is, I have a hard time following rules even if they are for my own good.)
I tried hard come up with a word that represented something I wanted to work on this year. 2010 was a hard year for us here at the Lilypad. It sounded like it was a hard year for a lot of people, actually!! It was a year of challenges and learning and having to face a lot of fears.
The word I was looking for had to be...well...sort of the opposite of that. It had to represent FUN and EASE and CREATIVITY, things that I've been neglecting in my life over the past many months.
Saturday night, on the eve of the first night of 2011, I chose my word: RABBIT!!
Well, it is so obvious, isn't it, that my word would have to be Rabbit?
Besides THIS obvious reason...
(BECAUSE THE BIG ZOE DEMANDED IT!!!)
...there is another reason. If you didn't already know, 2011 will be the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac. When I read about the traits attributed to the Rabbit, I thought it sounded like a lot of great things to aspire to! Rabbits symbolize such traits as Creativity, Compassion, and Sensitivity. Rabbits are Serene and have Good Manners. They like to have FUN!
These are all things I want to aspire to in 2011, so why not sum them all up in ONE FABULOUS WORD???
Cheers to you for a Happy 2011!!
May it be a true Rabbit Year for you and yours!