Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Jejune – Wordplay Wednesday™ 12/27/17

New Year’s Eve 2018: Resolutions or Not? That is the Question!

At the beginning of each year, we hope for the best and vow to make it a better year than last.

Did you? Was 2017 your best year yet? For some, yes. For others, this past year fell short by a long shot. Was that you? Was 2017 …

JEJUNE (ji jōōnʹ; jejunely/adv.; jejuneness/n.) adj. – 1) not nourishing, barren; 2) not interesting or satisfying; dull or empty. WW #144]  

If your 2017 was a jejune kinda year, remember, there are a thousand ways to change your life, and as many “experts” to tell you how.

Bottom line, change comes from within. Change your attitude, and you change your life … so they say.

The first sentence can hardly be argued. Not so sure I believe the latter. In the real world, it takes more than a desire, or a different way of viewing your world, to make a change that matters. I do, however, believe the oft-quoted but un-attributable definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.

So, for 2018, let’s make a pact. No resolutions. Well, just one; which rather affects any others we might think we can get away with:

When faced with a decision, remember how you responded to a previous, similar one, and do the opposite.

We may not achieve better results, but I guarantee, we won’t suffer through another jejune year! Embrace change in every decision. Don’t sneak up on it … take charge!

With any luck—a huge part of any positive change—we’ll stroll into the right place at the right time and there will be no jejune feelings at the end of this year.

Word Challenge: JEJUNE. With a New Year, your fate lies in your hands. Don’t leave your destiny with  a what will be will be attitude. Banish jejune from your dictionary and make 2018 your best year ever, as you fit it into your week of fresh and determined writing.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 



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