Daily Archives: January 6, 2008

What’s in a word….

A few days ago…my friend Lisa Strahl challenged us to come up with a word that we felt would be significant in our lives this year. Ali Edwards has been doing this for a few years and seems to have kicked off quite a trend. I decided I would try and come up with something but it wasn’t as easy as I had thought! So many thoughts came through my mind. So many goals but my thoughts were quite difficult to distill into one single word. LOL Who would have thought it would take two days of thinking!? And so….finally….here it is…

My word for 2008 is {Embrace}

em·brace (m-brs)
v. em·braced, em·brac·ing, em·brac·es
1. To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection.
a. To surround; enclose: We allowed the warm water to embrace us.
b. To twine around: a trellis that was embraced by vines.
3. To include as part of something broader.

4. To take up willingly or eagerly: embrace a social cause.
5. To avail oneself of: “I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn’t embrace” Henry James.
To join in an embrace.
1. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
2. An enclosure or encirclement: caught in the jungle’s embrace.
3. Eager acceptance

What do I mean?

This year I…

  • Want to embrace the opportunities the past past year has brought and enjoy every minute of them while continuing to grow….my new position at CHF and my freelance publication work
  • embrace creativity and new ideas, styles, techniques
  • embrace my family and husband with the love and attention they deserve
  • embrace friendships old and new
  • embrace each moment with joy…no more sweating the small stuff
  • and last but not least…embrace my relationship with God

And so…in turn, I’d like to challenge you. 🙂 Pick a word for 2008 and over then next year…see how much it inspires you.