Happy New Year’s Eve, dear friends! Welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home: Word-of-the-Year for women over 50.
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Today’s Sunday Mornings at Home is a little different since I am going to share my focus for this blog in 2024 with a word-of-the-year.
Here is a little message I am posting to Instagram this Sunday morning with an introduction….
Sunday Mornings at Home: Word of the Year Video. (Just click the link and you can download this one minute message to your device and hear it)
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: STRENGTH IS WORD-OF-THE-YEAR
As I said in the video, this audience really got me to thinking of what we all need the most.
Considering our different challenges and the current state of a very changing world, I decided the blog focus would be a word-of-the-year for women over 50…. STRENGTH.
Last year, my personal focus was on living ONE DAY AT A TIME…and I did that with purpose and intention.
This is the first year that I am taking a word-of-the-year and developing it across my content….to inspire and educate all of us.
Why? Because we all need strength in different ways and most of us need strength across the board…from physical, to emotional to our lifestyles and personal style.
My word-of-the-year for women over 50, strength, has many definitions and synonyms that travel with it…including the ones you see here.
When I looked it up in the Merriam Webster Thesaurus, I received words like: power, energy, muscle, capacity, vigor, firepower, horsepower, competence, usefulness…to name a few.
I said a resounding Yes to all of these messages.
The word strength is often synonymous with relevance….you see that confirmed in the thesaurus.
Most of us over 50 struggle with relevance at times…and this feeling can grow as we age.
Relevance is synonymous with significance, importance, connection, appropriateness, usefulness…
Perhaps you see now why the word STRENGTH is such a great word-of-the-year for those of us performing in the Second Act.
We will be withstanding all that comes our way together…as a team…while we focus on our STRENGTH.
I am very excited about selecting a Word-of-the-Year with all of us in mind.
Of course, I need to build back my own physical strength when this boot comes off.
You asked for an update:
My next doctor’s appointment is February 1 and I hope that the boot comes off then…he will assess it and decide.
I was a little bit of bad girl and over did things during Christmas preparations and broke off one of the pins.
That means there is a pretty large pin that will live with me the rest of my life with in a bone in my foot.
But, the doctor believes I will not even we aware of it and it will cause no issues.
So now I am one toe down and one pin in!
Of course, it would be better if it had not broken…but as they say, it is what it is.
There is much STRENGTH remaining to be built back into me!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: STRENGTH AS A TEAM
Again, if you are new, allow me to explain.
This audience began sharing their recipes, ideas and home decor over the holidays.
They email me what they are doing and I share it in Sunday Mornings at Home.
It has been fun to get to know each other better this way and I would like to keep it going for any holiday or just happenings in your homelife.
There is STRENGTH in relationships and numbers! We have that strength developing here.
This photo is from Lucinda and depicts exactly how I like “after Christmas” to feel…warm and cozy.
I am one who keeps a few of the lights around.
Lucinda sent us this cozy spot at her house.
Catherine shared three photos from the holidays, beginning with this healthy take on candy canes.
I love the vintage pieces on her wall, and this simple, elegant hand carved nativity.
Whenever you would like to share your decor, recipes, or anything else, just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: STRENGTH IN REPETITION
I will always continue to encourage you to KEEP SMILING…smiling is our very best accessory.
But, this year, I will add a reminder to STAY STRONG!
Two very important messages.
Tomorow, we start with our personal style. Most of the readers here want fashion & style…and I am happy to deliver.
Stay safe tonight…have fun….and always
STAY STRONG AND KEEP SMILING!
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