Many of us start the New Year with an intention and a word that will be a source of inspiration throughout the year. I would offer that it is more important now more than ever to set a positive intention for 2021.

If you haven’t already done so, I challenge you to pick a word. Think about it. Not just any word, but one that will inspire and motivate you to think positively and create.

How would you follow a year like 2020, exploring the potential of what’s next? A new year of rethinking the life we desire–our good health, friends, colleagues, family, jobs and careers. As we move out of the darkness of the year that has tested us in many ways, we are also shifting the energy into the light of imagination.

That’s why my word for the year is Imagine.

Imagine social gatherings with family and loved ones.
Imagine kids running and playing with friends.
Imagine businesses and restaurants in full operation.
Imagine a healthy community free from the fear of the pandemic.
Imagine the Wellness House’s doors once again open for in-person connections with members and volunteers, sharing the beauty of the House and of human connection.                                                                                   

The song “Imagine” is a dream for a better world, a better living for humankind. The song encourages us to imagine a life free from greediness, selfishness, evil acts, ego-centered desires, and rather to pursue better versions of ourselves that can make the world a better place for us.

In the words of John Lennon, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope you will join me.” Let’s imagine the possibilities of the future, and then create it.

When you choose your word for 2021, open the door to possibility and let the new year unfold and become what you imagine.

Article by Mary Jermann, Executive Director, Wellness House of Annapolis