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.


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11 responses to “OLW

  1. Fun sounds like a perfect word for you. Hope you find it often. And share it with us. We all need it!

  2. Bob, I am so delighted that your one word found you. After all, it was waiting for you to grab it. I appreciate (my one word) that you included me in your process of claiming your one word. Appreciate + fun go hand in hand hoping for the best 2022 can bring. It was pure fun reading your slice of life.

  3. “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.” And that is the difference between knowledge and wisdom. I look forward to reading about the fun you will be having.

  4. Terje

    Deliberately looking for fun is bound to make your year interesting. Your word has playfulness in it. I find it funny that you tried to ignore and fight back this word.

  5. Fun is a good word. I have never tried to think of a word for me. I will.

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