What's your word for the year?

My word for 2017 was trust.

I'm not sure exactly when I realized it -- it was well after January 1st -- but once I did, it kept showing up for me again and again. No matter what I needed guidance on, the answer involved trust: trusting myself, trusting other people, trusting the process, trusting Life. It served me well, and helped me do things that were new and exciting and scary.

In the past couple of weeks, my word for 2018 has emerged: teamwork.

It started in the context of my family, where I realized a sense of teamwork was sorely lacking, and that there was a lot I could do to change that. But I'm craving more teamwork in my Gift of Happiness activities, too. As much fun as it's been to develop my own ideas and offerings, there is only so much that one person can do alone.

In 2018, I want to find more people with their own ideas for how to inspire joy and connection in the world, and who are eager to co-create and collaborate. Maybe you know people like that. Maybe you are one of those people. If so, I look forward to talking with you more, and hope you will reach out.

I also hope that you will tell me your word for 2018.

What are you craving? What are you ready for? What would you like to guide your year? It is always good to hear from you. You can comment below, or join the (free) Gift of Happiness Facebook group and post there.