A few weeks ago after one of my posts, fellow blogger Carol Varsalona offered a suggestion as to what my OLW should be for this year. I gave it some thought but decided it wasn’t quite right. It didn’t seem deep enough or profound enough.
I tried out other words. Acceptance seemed like a good word. With the things going on in the world we could all use more of this. Why not start with myself? However, this was not quite right. I thought of Carol’s suggestion again but passed on it.
What about “experiment” ? It might be beneficial to try out new things. With the March Challenge coming up experimenting with new formats would broaden my scope of writing. Again, not quite right.
I tried out a few other words but none of them really spoke to me. I think you can see where this is going.
I kept coming back to what Carol suggested. I finally thought, why not? It is a small word, only three letters. It fits my outlook and speaks to what I would the year to hold. This word can be used as a noun: enjoyment. It can be used as a verb: joke or kid. It can be used as an adjective: amusing.
So, thank you Carol for guiding me to my OLW: FUN. With things seeming to get worse instead of better I want to find a little bit of fun in each day. Maybe it will just be watching the cats be cats. Maybe it will be shaking my head at some stupid thing I have just done. I do enough of them each day. Maybe it will be watching the kids play basketball in the park across the street.
I know there is fun to be found every day if I just look for it and that is exactly what I plan to do.