What is One Little Word? It is the tradition of choosing one word for yourself each January and using this word to guide you through the year, to be a compass throughout life's many decisions, something that would encourage you to be the best version of yourself.
I finally decided on my One Little Word for 2020! The word "Magic" appeared quite often during the month of early November. I learned over the past few years that I really don't choose my word, my One Little Word chooses me.
This is a great word for 2021 because of the many challenges faced during 2020. It makes it the perfect word for me to focus on during the upcoming year.
One reason I love this word is because "magic is something you make." I want to create rituals to help me focus on the present moment and take in the amazing experience. We all need to recognize the magic, miracles, and blessings that surround us. Remember, there is magic in the details, the everyday stuff.
I also want to focus on cultivating an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude is the foundation upon which magic is born. Sometimes we forget that gifts can be found in even the most difficult situations.
I want to connect with others. Finding a high vibe tribe is important. I will be searching for like-minded souls. Hopefully a community can be formed of people who can share, connect, and celebrate one another.
I was doing a bit of reading and want to look more into creativity and being in a divine creative flow. I like the idea that creativity is the quality that you bring to an activity you are doing. "It is an attitude, an inner approach: how you look at things." It caught my attention when I read that the activity itself is neither creative nor uncreative. "You can paint...sing in an uncreative way. You can clean the floor...cook in a creative way."
Well that is enough on why I want to focus on the word MAGIC during 2021. Are you following a word this upcoming year? If you do, what is your One Little Word to guide you throughout the year?
Hi there! My name is Alicia Vilas, and I’m the NJ Hudson County Teacher of the Year 2020-21. My mission is to cultivate young changemakers and innovators. I love to connect on Instagram (@alicia.vilas) and twitter (@alicia_vilas).