But my word of year has nothing to do with war. It is about surrendering to dwelling on situations and ideas that unwittingly, repetitively, and without merit take too much of my time, things that I don’t need to go over and over, again and again, things I don’t need to keep thinking about. For example, surrendering to something I said and wished I hadn’t, something I did and wished I hadn’t done, something that is completed, or something that is none of my business.
Let me say this another way. I have chosen surrender as my word of the years to help me let go of the chatter in my head that has no positive purpose to my well-being—a way to help welcome silence, solitude, and simplicity into my life.