Just got back from my morning run. It was a gorgeous morning. Here’s a picture of the view from the top of the hill where I turn around to head home.
I figured I should take some time to post this morning because I won’t have much time to write this evening. We will be celebrating with friends.
The first thing I did when I returned home was look at my Twitter. I read two posts that caught my eye. One was by Kevin Hodgson (@dogtrax). He posted today about the top 10 things he did in 2013. He called it Reflecting on 2013: Life’s A Blur-Make a List. I thought it would be fun to think of a Top 10 list, but I didn’t do that many things this year. He said one of the reasons he blogs is so that he can record what he was up to this year. I did that, but I don’t have 10 things on my list. Instead, I will go with my top 8. 🙂 #8) Partipating in the #nerdlution challenge #7) Beginning work on my administrative credential #6) Celebrating an hour of code with my 2nd graders #5) Participating in the Mentor Text Challenge (SDAWP Voices) #4) Celebrating National Day on Writing with my 2nd graders and Twitter friends #3) Participating in SDAWP Photo Challenges (SDAWP Photo Voices) #2) Starting my blog #1) Becoming an SDAWP fellow. Even though I only have a Top 8 list, that sure was a lot accomplished!
The other blog post I read was by Michelle Haseltine (@mhaseltine). Her post was entitled, From Still To Risk, 2014 Word of the Year. She said,
I don’t make resolutions. Resolutions make me feel less than and I don’t
want to start the year feeling like a failure. In 2009, I discovered One Little
Word as an alternative. I’ve been picking a word of the year since 2009.
I thought that was a great idea. What would I pick as my word of the year? I decided my word will be love. Everything I do has to be grounded in love. It should be present in everything I do. I will also have to remember to show my love in words and actions to the people I deal with every day. I realize love is what keeps me going. I also know that if I give love, I will get love. It all makes sense to me.
With that I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings. Most importantly, I am excited to see how love will show itself every day.