Sunday, January 2, 2011


So I have chosen my word for 2011.

The last two years I have held on to "love" more, love often, etc.

This year I have chosen "Embrace"

We have lots of changes in the wind at our house and I want to handle all of them well. I want to embrace new realities and challenges. I want to roll with the punches with style and grace.

Embrace is defined as:

1. to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.

So I see hugging my kids and hubs much more this year. Maybe not so much on others....its a thing with me. So not touchy, feely. But I'll work on it.

2. to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.

I've got one old enough to get her license this year. Not ready. But I do need to embrace this idea.

3. to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.

I will try to recognize opportunities that come my way. It would be lovely if the right job would fall in my lap. (Can I get an Amen to that one????)

4. to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc.): to embrace Buddhism.

Or how about even a new way of seeing things?

5. to take in with the eye or the mind.

With grace please.

6. to encircle; surround; enclose.

Especially my friends and family and those just in need.

7. to include or contain: An encyclopedia embraces a great number of subjects.

The more you learn....

So how about you? If you haven't already, think about a single word that sums up your goal for the coming year. I'd love to hear what your word is.


  1. I chose a verse for this year - Psalm 37:7 "Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act." For obvious reasons. *grin*

  2. Now THAT is a good word, one that I should totally use too.

  3. I chose INTENTIONAL for this year. I feel as if I have been clubbed by life recently. I want to be proactive instead of reactive. I want to be able to choose to slow down, to create time to catch all the gifts that God give me every day.