A Word for 2015

January 2, 2015



Inspiration word for 2015

Helluva year, huh?

The kids and I were sitting around the table the other day trying to think of all the things that happened in 2014. When we started the exercise, I was really hoping they could show me some good things that happened, because the world and the news basically beat up my faith and my hope and I was weary just thinking about it all. And, because they’re kids, they did. There were bat mitzvahs and first sports and good grades and my back being fixed and new homes and new friends. There were.

I kept thinking about everything 2015 is going to bring. It will be a lot. But, for some reason, I couldn’t embrace my “word” for the year to come. My mind and my heart were blank. But, today, Karey put up something on Instagram that just about knocked the breath out of me.

And there it was. My word. The one that eluded me.


A lot of 2014 felt lonely. Like we were all left to fight the enormous battles of economy or faith or person or LIFE all by ourselves. In fractured space we searched desperately for people to stand with us, or yell with us, or cry with us, or just hold our hand in silence. It’s hard, that. I don’t want to do that any more. I don’t want to BE that any more.

“Let’s” is relationships. It’s invitation. It’s spontaneity. It’s negotiation, a moment to think. It’s you and I together – and I think we may need each other this year.

I’ve been gone from here for a long time. The reasons are many, and I’ll slowly unpack those and stretch some very atrophied creative muscles, but I don’t want to be gone any longer.

So, let’s.

Let’s laugh together and think together and ask questions together and cry together and get inspired together and make mistakes together and forgive together.

Let’s. I’ll be here if you will.

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16 Responses to “A Word for 2015”

  1. Sarah H Says:

    I would love to be part of your Let’s. I know I live even further from you now, but it’s just driving. I have no job! I can do it!

  2. Mr Lady Says:

    Dude, I love this. (And welcome back) I wish I could meet you for random cocktails still. All the sighs.

    • pamlewis Says:

      One day, we will meet for cocktails. This I know. And thank you 🙂 It’s nice to be back.

  3. ashley Says:

    This is perfect.

  4. Knighton Says:

    Yes. Let’s. Count me in. {{hugs}}

  5. Christine Says:

    I’m glad I was there for some of the big things this year. Let’s plan some shenanigans soon. Before I head off on another wild adventure.

    • pamlewis Says:

      I am so glad you were, too. Next shenanigan? Getting this damn picture album finished! OMG. But first, you take care of yourself. 🙂

  6. Amelia RK Says:

    Let’s celebrate some more together this year……hugs and happy days ahead!

  7. Judy Says:

    Thank goodness you’re back!!!!!! I love reading your words. I’ll always be by your side my darling niece. Let’s!!!!!!!!!!
    I love you

  8. Ellen Says:

    Welcome back! Always good to bask in the glow of your friendship…