Every January I choose a word for the year. For me, it’s a more inspiring endeavor than a new year’s resolution like losing weight or eating healthier.
Last year my word was nurture. Upon reflection, I have decided that I was about 85% successful at being nurturing throughout the year. One lesson I learned is that nurturing needs to be delivered in different forms depending on the person. Not everyone appreciates the type of nurturing that I find the most fulfilling. You have to know a person to know how to nurture him or her. Although my success rate was not 100%, at least I became a better nurturer (is that a real word?).
My word for 2016 is explore. What I love about this word is that I can take it in so many different directions. I can explore geographically, creatively, professionally, or spiritually. Explore implies courage and resilience, which is something I need in my life. The options this word presents are exciting and I'm looking forward to all of my explorations.
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