I had a Word of the year for 2010.
WISDOM it totally fit, at the time, it was PERFECT as far as words of the year go.
until about mid summer/August? (not that I even recalled that it was my word by then.)
but by then I was Pregnant, and had dropped all my classes and my focus had changed.
I was just out to survive. (which it seems I'd been doing for some time.)
- morning sickness.
-continued unemployment in our household.
- facing foreclosure and moving to a new home.
essentially the crap hit the fan and it was all we could do to survive.
we could endure it with a smile and an optimistic heart or wallow. we did a little of both (let's be real)
but for the most part, some changes were fabulous and great, and some were a hard adjustment.
Throughout the holiday season we've realized new and delightful ways we are truly blessed and had days that truly sucked and yet with those trials, lessons were learned, blessings were discovered and we again survived.
We go into this new year with Hope and optimism and yet.... going in , we know there could be more upheaval and stress to go along with the opportunities to be found this New Year.
so my word for the year at this point is Persevere.
per·se·vere[pur-suh-veer] Show IPAverb, -vered, -ver·ing.
–verb (used without object)
to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continuesteadfastly.
to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
–verb (used with object)
to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.
So with that... i found some appropriate ecards .
and I wish you the happiest of New Years.