Two letters and a period. Do. Nike expanded on that with "Just Do It". I was bound and determined to not let the world pass me by. To get up and Do something... set some goals, reach for them. Do.
This was January 1, 2009. I woke up early on New Year's Day and despite heavy congestion and coughing, I participated in The First on the First. It's a 2K fun walk or a 5K race. I had intended on the 5K, but because of my cold, I only completed the 2K. But without that one little word, I most assuredly would have stayed in bed.
May 2009 brought me the Race for the Cure. The day before my birthday, I walked one of the greatest 5K's of my life. I had never particpated in one of these before, and it was just life-changing. I will DO this again.
I have never experienced such a wave of people. Amazing.
Now, don't get me wrong... walking was only one of my Do goals, although I also walked a 5K on Father's Day and a 10K this September (ouch). I also wanted to read a book a month and I have done pretty well throughout the year, although October slipped by me way to quickly (why does it always do that?) I have scrapbooked more for myself and less for others. I have found reasons most days to be grateful, instead of always looking at the negative or the don't. I have jumped in to some new experiences that in the past I would have let go by due to lack of confidence. While there are many goals and hopes that I didn't achieve, looking back, I feel really positive that it has been a good "do" year.
Hmmm... all this is the makings of a wonderful layout. I almost can't wait until December to create the layout for all the things I did... and to select my new one little word for 2010. Stay tuned... I'm sure to post both here.
What about you? What do you think of the "one little word" concept? Try it out with me in 2010 if you've never done it before... see where it leads you.