Last year my word was "tranquil." This made sense to me. We had a lot of 'untranquil' things happening. We were moving to Utah, selling a house, buying a new house, packing, and driving, and...and...and... All in the dead of winter. I didn't not feel tranquil. My life was at the "height of adventure" (if I can say that) but I wanted to calm my soul in the midst of it. I guess when I am on the proverbial roller coaster, I am an eyes open kind of girl.
Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
Picking a new word for 2012 feels like I am tipping my hat goodbye to 'tranquility' - but I hope I am not. One year of focusing on it intently has not made me a master of it. Far from. It will be a life long ambition.
But pick a new word for this up and coming year? I will.
So here goes:
('GRAETI, TJU:D) - N
a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation, as for gifts of favours
Really this definition misses what I am trying to focus on. It isn't just being thankful...My husband and I were having a conversation on the way to the rock gym one day and I loved the way he put it: "Gratitude seems like more than just being thankful. It is looking around you and seeing bounty everywhere. No matter the circumstances."
Wow, I GET that! (I mean I understand that.) But more importantly, I NEED that! So there it is, my word for 2012.
Please share with me your word! (In one word...or many.)