I decided to choose a Word for the Year and it is:
This is an especially good word for me because I often forget TO breathe. You wouldn’t think that was possible but it is and I’m proof.
It’s very uncomfortable to go without breathing.
I turn blue and the kids back away from me slowly.
Not anymore, though, because I’ve got a new word! And it works, thank Goodness; it really works. This word’s been a very good fit for me. Note: it’s not just a word but rather, a word and a prayer. Every time I pause to breathe–inhaling in…slowly exhaling out…I say the words of the Pilgrim’s Prayer.
Inhale slowly: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God…”
And exhale: “Have mercy on me, a sinner.”
I like this Word of the Year very much. It is better–much better–than my first choice, which was Scream.
(Yeah, not so much.)