What’s your word for 2022?

I believe that resiliency prevailed in 2021. 

Instead of making New Year’s resolutions that you probably won’t keep, choose a word that can make a positive impact and help guide your decisions over the next year to reach your goals

So, what word will you choose to guide you and give you focus in 2022?

In this video, January the first talks to us and shares a piece of advice.

And the word is movement.

Moving will help you get through the next 364 days with ease, she says.

Start the year doing that: moving. But not just the exercise kind of movement.

She means movement of the spirit, the soul, moving someone else’s heart.

January the first advises us to move to find the inspiration to create, to invent.

When we’re moving, there’s no time for fear, for doubts, because it pushes us forward, it makes us stronger, wiser.

Take her word. Write it down somewhere and put it into action.

It will make every single day of your year count.

It’s an inspirational message, but we can also learn the language we use in our day-to-day life. So here we go!

PIECE OF ADVICE

(Conselho) Advice is uncountable. We say a piece of advice (not ‘an advice’) and some advice (not ‘some advices’).

GET THROUGH​ something

(Lidar) To successfully deal with a problem or difficulty

I know we’re going to get through the pandemic.

WITH EASE

(Com facilidade) Without difficulty, easily

They won the game with ease.

TAKE SOMEONE’S WORD

(Acreditar na palavra de alguém) To believe someone without needing proof or evidence

I’ve lost my sense of smell, so I’ll have to take your word for any similarities to lavender in terms of scent.

WRITE (something) DOWN

(Anotar) To note, to scribble, to write (something); to put (something) to paper

I think I wrote it down wrong.

Now, what word will you choose to guide you and give you focus in 2022?

  • CONNECTION? It can mean a relationship or bond with another person, and it can also reference connecting with the present moment. 
  • CONTRIBUTION? It could mean an act or monetary donation, but it is about generosity.
  • CONFIDENCE? Focusing on what we are good at and what compliments our personality can help us achieve goals and boost confidence. We learn what we can do and when we need to ask for help.
  • OR MAYBE YES? A simple word, but it can have a strong impact.

My wish for you is to go forward and make a difference in anything that you choose to do. 😉

Feeling under the weather

Have you already felt under the weather?

Are you feeling under the weather lately?

Are you under the weather now?

You look under the weather.

These are all possible sentences using the idiom “under the weather.”

So…

Has the pandemic put you in low spirits?

“In low spirits is another idiom that means feeling unhappy.

Everyone was in low spirits because of the rainy weather.

Now look at the message the CCleaner, a tool for cleaning the PC shows:

Other popular weather idioms are snowed under and raining cats and dogs. Don’t miss them!

Food for thought

food for thought

something that makes you think a lot about a particular subject

something that should be considered carefully

The video below will give you a lot of food for thought.

Case with Everyday Masters made the video with his daughters. Two oversouls have a conversation about going to earth, the craziest experience they have ever had.


“This short story describes what I believe is happening on the planet. The Frequencies mentioned in the video are real, and they are speeding up the awakening of everyone that attunes to them.” Case

His daughters’ speech is clear, so it’s a good listening practice with lots of useful vocabulary. Listen carefully to pronunciation. Look up the words you don’t know. Notice how words are combined and take notes.

So, did the video give you food for thought?

give sb food for thought

to make someone think seriously about something

I’m just a normal guy who spent most of his life searching for answers to the big questions in life.  In my search for “truth”, I started to realize just how powerful we truly are.  I started to understand how we are creating our life and why this knowledge had to be kept from us because if we ever remembered who we were, we could and would change the world in an instant.  Case (full text at https://www.everydaymasters.life/resources/)

https://www.musee-rodin.fr/en/musee/collections/oeuvres/thinker

Idiom: “when all is said and done”

Have you seen the 2020 US Presidential Election lesson?

After about 9.40 minutes, he says:

Do you have any idea how much the 2016 presidential campaign cost? I’m going to tell you. When everything was all said and done the two campaigns combined spent over one billion dollars”!

when all is said and done

idiom:  said when you are about to tell someone the most important fact they should remember in a situation:

When all was said and done it was only a game, not real life.

It won’t be easy, but when all is said and done, we’ll be glad we did it.

The candidates claim to have different views but, when all is said and done, they’re very much alike.

when all is set and done

Alternative for “when all is said and done:”

When all is set and done, 2 to 5 inches of snow will cause slippery travel into and out of New York City.

Take a week off

take the (day/week) off

This means to not work, to stay home from work. You usually don’t use this phrase when you’re going on a vacation. Instead, you use it to describe staying home from work because you’re sick, because you want to rest, because you have a doctor’s appointment, and so on.

If you know how long you’re going to take off, you can say “take the day off”, “take a couple days off”, etc. If you don’t know how long it will be, you can say “take some time off”:

I think I’m going to take the day off.

I need to take a week off so I can look after my children.