The “Un”- word of the year

Last week I came across an interesting idea from a few of my favorite bloggers. Since everyone is picking a word of the year; they also picked an “un” word for the year.A word to kick to the curb. A character trait, attitude, vice, etc. to consciously work on not being.

Novel idea, right?

I wasn’t sure if I would link up or not, but then I thought of a good one. Something I really want to overcome this year. It’s a great addition to my 2014 goals; much needed. And since I tend to take things literally, it actually starts with “un.”

un-word of the year, unthankful

This is actually a very specific thing I need to work on this year. While I feel thankful, I’m horrible at expressing it. My list of thank-you notes to write is currently too long. I know it’s a little out of style. Some people make fun of it or put it on their list of things they give themselves permission not to do. But, I really don’t want to go that route.

Theoretically, I want to make more effort to show personal thankfulness in this age of rapid communication and gratification. Even things like hostess gifts, little things that just say you appreciate the kindness shown to you; these are things I want to become. To grow out of the “oh, I forgot; I didn’t have time” excuses.

It won’t happen overnight. But I think it’s well worth working for a year to overcome this omissive unthankfulness.

My girls are already so much better at this than I am. They love to make thank-you notes, pictures and gifts. Do you think I’ve delivered all of those notes, pictures and gifts? I don’t want them to adopt their mom’s negligence.

Unthankfulness: you are not the problem; I am the problem. Prepare to be slowly replaced.


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10 thoughts on “The “Un”- word of the year

  1. I really like this UnWord as well, thanks for sharing and one I need to work on as well. Have a great week.

  2. Dear Christie Janie is taking good care of me. She is helping me with my machine. We just read your last letter about the un word. The temperature here is zero. Hope all pf tou are fine.Love Grandma

  3. Your grandmas comment is adorable! 😉 good luck on becoming un-un-thankful! My word is lost… I’ve been feeling a bit out of sorts lately so I would like to become un-lost in 2014!


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