Who Won the Week — 01/02/2022

The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

2021 is finally over. According to aUSA TODAY/Suffolk University poll of Americans conducted last week, people were not happy with 2021. In response to an open-ended question to describe 2021 in a single word, just 14% offered adjectives that were positive, assuming “exciting” is a good thing. The rest chose various versions of bad, from “catastrophe” and “chaos” to “frightening” and “failure.”

But the good news is that, when asked to come up with one word that best describes their mood about 2022, close to half of Americans said “hopeful.”

All I can say is that it’s a good thing I wasn’t included in that survey, as that would not have been a word I would have chosen.

Be that as it may, my Who (or What) Won the Week winner this week is hopefulness.

What one word would you choose to describe your outlook about 2022?

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?


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23 thoughts on “Who Won the Week — 01/02/2022

  1. rugby843 January 2, 2022 / 10:13 am

    A personal answer from me, my daughter and son in law and kids for helping me move, listening to my frustrations and being there for me!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. JT Twissel January 2, 2022 / 10:56 am

    I don’t know how hopeful I am. I’m still numb from last year. I guess I’ll just take it one day at a time and try to do the best I can..

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    • Fandango January 2, 2022 / 6:52 pm

      That’s about all we can do. Take it one day at a time.

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  3. RuthScribbles January 2, 2022 / 11:39 am

    Hopeful. I’m concentrating on positive thoughts!! I might have to keep starting over and over but I have a different mindset that started just before Christmas.

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    • Fandango January 2, 2022 / 6:53 pm

      Agreed. There’s a lot to be nervous about.

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  4. amoralegria January 2, 2022 / 1:24 pm

    I’m going to let my husband answer both Who Won the Week and your question at the end. For WWTW, his vote goes to “the calendar makers.” And the word that describes his outlook for 2022 is “concern.” I couldn’t have said it better!

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    • Marleen January 5, 2022 / 12:44 pm

      That’s a good one, “calendar makers.”

      Both sardonically and not.

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  5. annieasksyou January 2, 2022 / 1:44 pm

    I’m making an effort to put some hopeful message into my posts because—the alternative is paralyzing.

    So sure: hopefulness is on target.

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    • Fandango January 2, 2022 / 10:08 pm

      I hope, Annie, that your hopefulness is, indeed, on target.

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  6. CARAMEL January 2, 2022 / 3:17 pm

    Sober – and I don’t mean with relation to alcohol. I just mean, I have my eyes wide open to how quickly dramatic developments can occur. I am more aware than ever how quickly strong feelings can spread.

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    • Fandango January 2, 2022 / 5:15 pm

      That’s probably an appropriate way to feel about coming year.

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  7. leigha66 January 2, 2022 / 8:35 pm

    The word I keep going to for the new year is possibilities. Being single for the new year, I hope to find someone to share the rest of my life with… or at least a little part of it. The possibilities are endless!

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  8. Marilyn Armstrong January 3, 2022 / 7:58 pm

    I sometimes think my version of hopefulness is an act of will. I need to hope. Negativity can be contagious and addictive. I don’t think I AM optimistic, but I’m not without hope. I’m willing to keep trying my best as long as I’m alive. I just hope there really will be a world after I’m gone.

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    • Fandango January 3, 2022 / 10:37 pm

      Deep down inside I share that hope, too, Marilyn.

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