Friday, January 1, 2016

My Perfect Word for 2016...Yes, It's Bubbly

Last year I wrote that my perfect word finds me, and the word climb found me. The year before it was give, preceded by (embrace) change and (en)joy. This year it's bubbly. Yes, bubbly, of all things.

I had several other thoughts for perfect words for 2016, beginning as early as September. I was debating between two words as late as yesterday, but when I typed my post about a bubbly new year, I knew that bubbly was my word.

I have been described as serious, cranky and somewhat gloomy at various times in my life. I can't remember anyone ever describing me as bubbly, cheerful or high spirited. But then again, I chose Buttercup for my blog persona because I wanted to be more sunny, and it's been a good choice. I want to be cheerful in 2016, especially with all the darkness in the world. If I can shine some cheer and light into the universe it will be a good year. In 2016, call me Bubbly Buttercup.

This picture has nothing to do with the theme, but it's one of my favorite views of New York City, looking east from the Time Warner Center
 
 
Looking ahead to 2016...A new blog; a trip somewhere far, far away; a wedding -- no, not mine -- more exercise and healthy eating; decluttering, and maybe if I can really focus, a fiction project. No fear, the new blog is in addition to Buttercupland and has a very specific focus. Buttercupland will still be about life in New York, books I've enjoyed reading and observations about life. We'll celebrate holidays and see a little more of America. We'll visit with our friend, Pepe LeMonkee, who is embarking on a new adventure, which he wants to share with his friends here. I hope you're intrigued because it wouldn't be Buttercupland without all of you.   
 
 
January 1, 2016 has been a good day. I took a long walk and ate delicious food. I drank good coffee and laughed with friends. Out of the blue, I got a dollar coupon from the drug store. It didn't snow and the sidewalks weren't slippery. My little apartment is warm and the scent of my crème brulee candle fills the room. At this moment I'm not so much bubbly, but content, which is my runner up word for 2016, and one I hope I will be using often, as well.
 
I hope your day had good coffee and good friends and you get to end the first day of this new year feeling content. If I had one wish it would be that we all get to end every day of this year feeling content.    

15 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Bubbly is a great word and one many of us should contemplate more. Happy new year and looking forward to hearing more about your new blog and adventures !

Wandering Wren said...

Bubbly Buttercup - it suits you! I'll bring the glasses! What do you mean, not those sort of bubbles?! :)
Ha ha , have a lovely weekend.
Wren x

Nadine_Feldman said...

Great word! Happy new year!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I wonder what the new blog will be?!

Deanna Rabe said...

Great word and great reason behind the word!

Deanna

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Bubbly is a great word. Bring some cheerfulness into others lives is always a great way to live. Happy New Year !

Deanna said...

Bubbly would be a challenge for me. I can be bubbly, more spontaneously funny and I long for contentment. I hope your year is contentedly bubbly!!

Barb said...

So interesting these words that find people. To become more of what we feel is lacking in ourselves is a good goal, I think. I am content a lot and try to start and end each day counting my blessings - all the good things in my life that make me smile. I love your photo from the Time Warner Center. Happy 2016!

Kerin said...

Sounds like a great word and a very worthy goal for the new year :)
Love the pic of New York, as always, and sending you wishes for a 'bubbly' new year , and for wishes and goals accomplished :)

~K.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love having that deep down contented feeling. I was just writing my new word for tomorrow's post....great minds! heehee! Mine is balance. Doesn't sound as much fun as bubbly though. Maybe I should change it! Hugs, Diane

Simply Linda said...

Ohhhhhh I am wondering where Pepe is going...or is it what he is doing? (giggling)

"Bubbly" fits you, Carol, honest, it does. Many Happy New Year Blessings to you.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Bubbly is a good way to start the year. Excellent choice for a word, Carol.

Susie said...

Buttercup...so glad you will keep this blog, because I love seeing your photos and reading your quips on NYC. You know there may never be a day when all is right with the world , the whole world , that is....but things can be all right in our own little world....those are good days to enjoy. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

Mimi said...

Hands down, "bubbly" is the best word of the year I've seen. Ever. Thanks for visiting my blog--because now I have found yours!

Mizumatte said...

oh I love those bllue glasstars. I wish you a happy blessed new year Jaana