MY OLW 2017

One Little Word

Yes, I am going to do this year. In the past I never committed myself to this idea. I never put it down on paper. So, of course I never remembered to follow through.

My One Little Word for this year is kindness.  This OLW also fits in with  my New Year’s Resolution – to be kinder. To me, being kinder can encompass so much. If I can be kinder, I will be more aware of others and their needs. I want to look people in the eye and pay attention when they are speaking. This means listening without thinking of what I want to say. Then I need to be able to think before I speak. This means there will be less jumping to conclusions by me – a really bad habit. Or even worse, I often think that I know everything. By using kindness, I should be more considerate of others and their feelings.Also I will be kinder to myself. There is no need for harsh words against myself. I should be my own best friend, not worst enemy.

Interesting day as I introduced this concept to the students also. There was no hesitation on their part and they eagerly began to think and write about their little word.  Now working with them I hope we all can do more work with our own little words.

5 thoughts on “MY OLW 2017

  1. What could be more important than kindness. Great word for the year.

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  2. The One Little Word concept is a neat one, to be sure! I’d love to hear about how it went with your classes.

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    1. Hope to keep their progress monitored. Getting ready for the March class challenge with Slice of life.

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  3. Kindness is a lovely choice for an OLW. And what a good idea to share the OLW idea with your students!

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  4. Yay for you! This is my 6th year choosing a word, and it is by far one of my favorite ways to live intentionally! So glad you are choosing kindness this year!

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