Saturday, January 9, 2010

The words that inspire us

Before I get into the rest of this post about words, I'd like to say thank you to the Wii Fairy!!! This particular one is over 6 feet tall and answers to the name of Dad but DUDE....I got Wii Fit Plus the other day! I came home to a message saying the courier had missed me, so the next morning I went to the courier office and picked it up. I just about peed my pants with joy when I opened the parcel and there was a Wii Fit! I was so surprised and I have been having a great time with it. So...thanks rock!! I'm lovin' it!


Ok. Now. Words...I was going to talk to you about words. Words are special. They are sacred in my world. As a wanna-be writer, the way I use my words can have different results. Words are powerful. They have the potential to make people feel every emotion under the sun. I can make you feel happy by telling you lovely you look today (which, by the way, you totally do. I like the way you've done your hair!). The right combination of words can cause anger, sadness or hurt.

At the same time, words can provide inspiration. As I do the rounds of the many, many blogs that I read, I often find myself inspired and deep in thought about the words that the author has laid out.

On New Years Day, I hopped on over to visit Linda at I'm Just Linda. She had a post up called One Word. It was about "her" word for this year. She had first seen the idea over at Chantelle's blog Fat Mum Slim where the question was posed:

If you could sum up in just one word what you want from 2010, what would that word be?

It got me thinking. I'm still thinking. I don't know if I could necessarily come up with a word that sums up what I want from 2010, but I do know that there is a word that sums up my feelings about life in general.


Often in my life it's not one single word that has an impact on me, it's more like to be a string of words - usually in song form. Which is where "climb" came from. I'm not ashamed to admit (ok, I'm a little ashamed..whatevs) that Miley Cyrus' song "The Climb" has sort of become my personal theme song. Laugh all you want about the choice of artist, but the lyrics are what's important.

Whenever I listen to the lyrics, I realise how true they are:

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

It really IS all about the climb through life. I'm willing to ignore the fact that it's Miley Cyrus singing it and just listen to words. This weightloss journey that I'm on IS an uphill battle and it ISN'T about how fast I get there. It's the climb to get there. And I'll make it.

That was going to be the end of my post, but then the kids and I watched American Tail yesterday and this song really struck me.

It's something that I need to keep reminding myself of on the tough weeks. Never say Never.

Never say never,what ever you do
Never say never,my friend
If you be that,your dream will come true.
They will come true in the end.
Keep up your courage,don't ever despair
Take heart and then count to ten
Hope for the best
Work for the rest and never say never again

So. What words inspire you? What is YOUR word for 2010? Tell me all!


  1. Words are extremely powerful. That's why the shortened language of text is somewhat of a tragedy.
    Climb is a great word!
    My word? I think FINISH. Because if all goes well by the end of the year I'll be finished with my master's degree and hopefully a number of other house projects!

  2. all encompassing word is tough to choose. If I have to pick one, I'd say JOY. Because this is the year that I vow to find the joy in as much as I can no matter what life throws at me.

  3. I don't really have a word...but my grandson who is 3 kept saying "I can't" today so we told him those words were not allowed at Gramme and Grandpas house that he had to say
    "I'll try". So I think I am going to use that...I'll try ...

  4. I think my word for 2010 is going to be "do" because I am going to really do it all this year. I am going to get back on my feet financially, I am going to lose weight, I am going to become fit and I am going to spend more "time" with hubby and I am not going to yell at the kiddos as much. I am going to DO all these things

  5. hmmmmm, my word is EMBRACE

    I will embrace my family more, if my body wont lose more, I will embrace my original goal weight but above all, I will embrace life

  6. Sam mom_2_4_kids@hotmail.comJanuary 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    pretty sure my word of 2010 is "journey"~ Heck thats my word for my life. The journey is more important then the destination I think! ~