My One Word for 2017

Last year I struggled to find my one word. This year's word came to me a few short weeks ago, in a middle of a group text conversation with my nearest and dearest. It was right there in front of me all along:

Gratitude.

Give it. Receive it. Find it. Express it. 

I realize that I am not very good at expressing gratitude, at times coming off ungrateful when I'm anything but. Other times I experience extreme moments of pessimism and refuse to see the good. Taking a breath and seeing the good and being grateful is a necessary exercise, for the mind and the soul.

This year I'm keeping a journal and writing down ten things every night that I am grateful for that day, recalling all the little moments of the day, and I am looking forward to reading them all on December 31st. 

Cheers to a year of gratitude!

 The first page of my gratitude journal. Collect moments, not things.

The first page of my gratitude journal. Collect moments, not things.

 

What is your one word for 2017?