Two Words For 2021

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. From A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh

For many years, I religiously made New Year’s Resolutions. In recent years I adopted the idea of choosing a word for the year instead. This year I’m choosing two words: Gratitude and Kindness.

I’m counting on my heart being able to “hold a rather large amount of Gratitude” like Piglet’s. But first I need to take notice of all the reasons I have to be grateful and express my gratitude to God and the people in my life.

After taking Piglet’s advice on gratitude, I’m taking Oprah’s advice on kindness that I wrote about in my last blog. I’ve decided that being a “nice” person isn’t enough. In 2021, I want to concentrate on being a kinder person to friends, family, and strangers alike. 

The definition of nice is: Pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory. The definition of kindness is someone who is: friendly, generous, and considerate. I think the actions of a kind person need to go beyond this narrow definition but, it’s a start. 

Affirmation: I will show more gratitude and kindness in 2021.

Coaching questions: If you chose to have a word for 2021, what is it? Why did you chose that word? 

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado on Unsplash

One thought on “Two Words For 2021

  1. I wrote a poem in high school titled “I’m a Procrastinator.” I don’t remember more than the title but procrastination is still a struggle for me. So 60 years post high school I guess I will once again work on PROCRASTINATION.


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