My word for 2022 is SNOWSHOES.

I admit that it’s a bit unconventional and I’m sure it’s made you tilt your head to one side or raise an eyebrow or two.

But I assure you that it’s the best possible word for 2022…for me.

In the final days of 2021, Vancouver Island received a rare dump of beautiful dry snow and my friend Christine invited me to go snowshoeing. All I had to do was rent some snowshoes. Easy, right?

The day before we were supposed to go, I called the rental place and discovered they were closed. Seriously?!

I ask a few friends for help and put a call out on FB and got a promising lead but it didn’t pan out. At 8:30 the next morning, I was seriously doubting my odds, but determination took over. I was going snowshoeing come hell or high water! And I redoubled my efforts.

At 9:30 am my friend Tanya messaged me back to say that her friend, Kelly had a pair she was happy to lend me. I just had to go pick them up and get back to my house by 10-ish.

Notwithstanding this city’s woefully underplowed backroads, I made it!

So what has this got to do with the year ahead?

I wondered to myself as I was doggedly carrying out my mission, what would happen if I brought this kind of determination to EVERY part of my life?

I admit that in many areas of my life, I have given up way too soon, thinking I just don’t have enough time to do everything it takes to get the result I want. I haven’t trusted in my own ability to make miracles happen through sheer tenacity.

Since then, I’ve brought the snowshoes energy to pretty much everything. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s paying off!

I don’t always get exactly everything I want, but I’m a heck of a lot further ahead than I might have been. And am I ever freaking energized!

Isn’t it amazing how seemingly insignificant things can ignite a change you didn’t know you needed?

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