The best things in life are the people we love.
It’s the last Friday in the month so that means it’s time for our monthly linkup party all about our Word of the Year (WOTY). Join my co-hosts Jo, Sue and Donna and share your WOTY progress with us all.
My WOTY for 2022 is GIFT and I have had a wonderful time so far this year looking at the gifts in my life. This month I’m looking at the Gift of Love.
I wrote this post about falling in love over four years ago, when I first became a grandmother. Nothing much has changed, except I am now Granny Debs to four beautiful grandchildren – 2 girls and 2 boys. I’ve had one each year since 2018, which means that this year they are aged 1, 2, 3 & 4. How cool is that?
I’m proud to be a grandmother, to know that my genes have contributed to these children’s’ makeup, who I know I will love unconditionally forever and ever. Falling in love again and again is a wonderful feeling.
It’s simple really, I love them and they love me.Debbie
Some of my LOVES this month
L – Love for where I live, my lifestyle, my family, friends, being a grandmother, my health, my town, my house, my ability to share my thoughts through my blog. I have so much to be grateful for! I absolutely LOVED my recent trip to England to see my daughter and granddaughter and our mutual love is obvious from the first moment we were reunited.
O – Outside is the place to be at the moment, apart from the days where it’s been too wet to get outside! It’s spring time and the garden is waking up. I have tulips flowering, my magnolia is still holding on and the grass is growing! I have been trying to walk more often and even did a walk in gumboots during the week as the paddock was too wet for my usual walking shoes. I love being able to walk in the forest and riding my bike around town.
V – Lately I have loved viewing Old People’s Home for Teenagers on ABC TV. The show’s premise is: In a compelling new intergenerational experiment, older adults are brought together with teenagers to see if the power of this intergenerational program can transform the lives of older people and teenagers amid an epidemic of loneliness. It was lovely, heartwarming, and emotional – it made me sad and it made me happy at various stages. The one thing I felt deeply was sadness, that both the teenagers and older people were so lonely but through participating in the show they found joy and happiness. Hopefully they can stay in touch with each other and keep their friendships alive. Everyone needs love. Did you see this series?
E – Effervescent is a great word to describe how I felt while I was away on holidays during August. I was literally fizzing! It was pure enjoyment from start to finish. If you saw my daily Instagram and Facebook posts during that time, I’m sure you’d agree I was ebullient, excited, ecstatic and exuberant. I loved the feeling of freedom, being away from normal routine, being loved and the joy shone from my face in almost every photo I had taken – it wasn’t a fake kind of joy believe me!!
My Gifts so far this year
It’s been a great way to look for the GIFTS in the everyday with my WOTY this year:
- In July I shared the Gift of Health before heading off for a month overseas (and I took a blogging break)
- June saw me enjoy the Gift of Sunshine
- May was all about the Gift of daughters and birthdays
- April had me enjoying Gifts that keep on giving
- March had me asking the question ‘Is it even a Gift if you buy it yourself?’
- In February I celebrated Gifts in all shapes and sizes
- January I was just getting started with the Gift of GivingI
- In early January I announced my WOTY GIFT for 2022
What’s your biggest love at the moment?
Thanks for stopping by and I always enjoy hearing from you 🙂
- Donna’s post is here – There’s No Peace Like Home
- Sue’s post is here – Being Back on Track with a Healthy Lifestyle
- Jo is away travelling this month
Hope you can join us for the linkup.
You’re invited to our link party! So what’s it all about?
This year I’m joining my lovely friends and co-hosts, Donna, Jo and Sue, to provide a link party for anyone who also wants to write a monthly update to help keep the focus on their WOTY. We’re hoping you can join us.
What: 2022 Word of the Year Link Party #2022wotylinkparty
When: Last Thursday of the month PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday of the month AM (Southern Hemisphere). The link will be open for 3 days so you’ve got plenty of time to join.
Why: To encourage us all to keep the focus on our chosen WOTY.
Where: Link Party, Blog, Blog Comments, Instagram or other Social Media.
Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
How: You can share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag #2022wotylinkparty so that we can find you and include your link in our posts. Whichever way you choose to share, don’t forget to leave a note in the comments so we can find you.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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