Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Slice of Life: Dilly Dallying

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

My favorite lines about choosing a OLW (One Little Word) come from a post shared last year by Carol at Beyond Literacy Link. I especially love the sentence that I've highlighted in blue:

"Each year instead of creating resolutions, millions choose one word to guide their journey. Why? One, meaningful word becomes a focal point, a reminder, and a guide throughout the year. It makes its way into your life, tugs at your heart, snuggles into your being, connects with your lifestyle, and accompanies you on your journey. It can be your mantra, your go to word, your star to follow." 

This is my sixth year to choose a word. Here are some lines I put together last year to honor each of my words.

Listen to the stillness, 
Savor the present moment, 
Stretch to grow, and always 
Abide in His love to  
Nourish my soul and reach out in love. 

And because I'm still shilly-shallying, vacillating, and  dithering about my OLW for 2018, I'm offering up these lines with my current possibilities:

"The time has come," the walrus said . . .
To plunge into the delight of  a new year,
To embrace and relish the challenges ahead,
To weave a garment that will renew and comfort, 
And join me on the journey through 2018.

I'm known for being indecisive, but I promise to pick my OLW before the end of the week. I love each possibility and hope to find just the right word for 2018 that will "tug at my heart and snuggle into my being."  


  1. the journeys of choosing OLW are so different for people, and so interesting to read. i like how you play with your past and possible future words in poetic form. Iff comfort is one possible word, you might want to check out the Danish "hygge" as a possibility.

    1. Call what you may it, but after commenting on your slice I continued reading other slices and found that Glenda Funk had chosen "hygge" as her OLW. I thought you might want to check it out: http://evolvingenglishteacher.blogspot.com.ee/2018/01/hygge-finding-comfort-giving-comfort.html?m=1

  2. Looks to me like you definitely have some good possibilities. I haven't chosen a word yet either (and probably won't). I am usually about as successful with those as I am with New Year's resolutions.

  3. Oh, they're all great possibilities! I personally think relish or plunge are good ones. You'll have to see where this first week of the year takes you.

  4. Ramona, thanks for the shoutout. I love the process you involved yourself with to find your true north word for 2018. May it serve you well. JOin me on Monday night at #NYEDChat at 8pmEST to share your oneword and this #edublog.