As we entered a New Year, we had a question for the Nonotuck community: What’s your “word” for 2023? Instead of a New Year’s resolution, what’s one word you’d like to focus on for your own wellness and betterment for 2023?
The results are nothing short of inspirational. There’s still time for you to share your word, too! Email your submissions to Joshua Murray (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jannelle Robinson (email@example.com). Videos are encouraged, too!
"Progress is my word for 2023. As I continue to navigate this thing called life with three beautiful children and wife I want to progress each day to be a better father, husband, employee, and more."
"My word for 2023 is Brave – I need to be a braver person, so I am waking up each day and my very first positive affirmations of each day is I AM BRAVE!!!"
"My word for 2023 will be 'Flexible.' There are so many changes going on in the post-pandemic world, personally and professionally. It feels like things have still not settled into a new norm and rhythm. And perhaps being flexible is needed for the long term as unpredictable has become predictable! LOL"
"My word is ACCEPTANCE! This year I want to work on accepting myself where I am and showing myself more love. I am exactly where I am meant to be right now."
“My word for 2023 is ‘patience.’ Bad times don’t last, screaming children eventually calm down, and sometimes the best thing to do is just take a breath and relax.”
"How about 'Thrive' Though we live in turbulent times, sickness, costs going up, we can still find countless hacks for happy healthy living!"
“My word is JOY. This year I hope to create big moments of joy and be present enough to feel the joy of the small, magical moments. May we all have more joy in our lives in 2023!“
"My word for 2023 is 'Nonotuck.' Nonotuck means home in Native American, and this company is fortunate to have such hard-working employees striving to help others experience the meaning of home in their lives."
"My word of the year is 'Be.' My goal this year is to 'Be' the best person I can. I want to 'Be' the best husband and father I can. I will 'Be' the best leader I can for my staff. I will 'Be' supportive to all in need. I want to 'Be' present for all the moments this year. I plan to 'Be' kind to all. Most of all, I will 'Be' happy. We control what we can 'Be' and that is my goal this year."
Learn how Nonotuck developed a love-based ideology of care. We started our shared living program as an alternative to group homes for people with disabilities. Instead, Shared Living creates genuine life transformation for people with disabilities, as well as families and communities. The true power of caregiving is found through hospitality, authenticity, and love.