I’m still thinking my word through . . since this is my first word to do it, I want it to be an outstanding word. 🙂
A reader recommended I go back and read a post I had written in December entitled Perspective. This morning when I was thinking about my word, I went back and searched posts where I had used the word “thankful” and I came across that post. Then I wondered about using “kindness” or “understanding”.
Kindness and understanding are great words but my guess is that there will be months this year when I don’t see other people and there aren’t that many people I talk to on the phone. It’s easier to be kind and understanding when writing because I usually think things through before writing. Sometimes I feel like I need to be kinder to myself and sometimes I need to do better understandings myself but I till feel more like “thankful” is the word. Thankful seems to be kind of a state of mind where kindness and understanding are also but are best displayed when around or dealing with others. I don’t know . . so many good words.
Last night I also read about grateful vs. thankful. They kinda sound like the same thing to me. I think I use grateful often when I should use thankful but . . I’m still not 100% sure I understand when to use grateful and when to use thankful. I still feel like my word is going to be thankful. I think that covers a wider gamut of what I’m thinking.
Thank you all who shared your words. I enjoyed reading them. I had no idea so many people were doing this.