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My Word of the Year

Everyone is doing it this year: picking a word of the year. Beauty. Faith. Patience. Peace. All of these are admirable and wise words to focus on as we begin a new year. The idea of focusing on one word helps to alleviate the overwhelming feeling of too many New Year's resolutions. It requires self-awareness and reflection to choose just one thing to be mindful of in the upcoming year. And my word is... FUN. This is not wise or serious, obviously. It is not super insightful or deep, but I promise you that it is the one thing in my life that I need to focus on. I need to remember to have fun. Be fun. Enjoy life. Enjoy people and situations. Not be so serious all the time. Because, friends, I am very good at being serious. I can even do fun things seriously. You wouldn't even be able to tell. Seriously. My family has been through a whirlwind of a year. People say that all the time, but I really mean it. This time last year, my family was in its comfortable g

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