A few months ago, I knew what I needed my word for 2015 to be.

The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize how perfect it is for my world.

HOPE superimposed over acrylic painting of a peacock

HOPE is the thing with feathers . . .

I created this graphic from a photo of the peacock Dot painted for me. She finished it over a month ago but I asked her to give it to me for Christmas. The peacock is my symbol for 2015. It’s the colors of Mardi Gras. It’s the King of birds. It’s full of dignity, power, and of course, hope.

Next week’s Five Things Friday post will be full of more hope.

Today, I’m waking up and starting with a deep, cleansing breath.

Hope is an intangible that makes things tangible. It’s the elusive thing that makes all other things possible.

Even in my worst moments, I am okay, because I fundamentally have hope in the very core of my being, telling me that things will get better. When life crashes down, when the world crumbles and shakes into oblivion, Hope is one of the three things that remains.

Hope is what keeps us going, whether we feel like it or not.

Dot's Peacock

Dot’s Peacock

For 2015, I hope to be a better writer. I hope to pay off more debt. I hope to attend writers conferences.

And I hope to be a better version of myself for the world around me.

What’s your word for 2015?

And Frankly, My Dear . . . that’s all she wrote!

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