It’s here again. That time of year when I ponder my word for the year. The one word that will define everything that I want to accomplish in the next 12 months.
Last year, I selected the word PURPOSE. I sit here and review my list of things that I wanted to accomplish. I feel so inadequate. All the healthy meals that I planned on making, all the practice time at my harp that did not happen, the books that I wanted to read…
Then I shake myself off and remember… The joy of helping our oldest sons complete home-schooling and start their new lives. The excitement of building new communities with amazing women. The quiet times in our “almost empty” nest with just one son still at home. It was in these moments that I found my PURPOSE and more fulfillment than I ever expected.
As I embark on a new adventure of home-schooling our youngest son and with the knowledge of what made me the happiest, I am selecting my new word for 2012… NURTURE [nur-cher] 1. to feed and protect 2. to support and encourage 3. to bring up; train; educate.
I am inspired by my selection and look forward to helping those around me. Have you selected your word or did it find you? Share with me your thoughts for the upcoming year.