Over at Two Writing Teachers Ruth and Stacey have been choosing One Little Word for the last several years. The idea is to find a single word that expresses something you will work toward in the coming year.
I think it's a neat concept, and this is the second year that I've asked my students to do this, too. The assignment is for them to choose a word and then write a paragraph explaining why they want more of this in their lives.
Here is their list so far for this year:
Oh, and my word for this year? It would definitely have to be Glee.