Once again as January rolled around I thought about a word for this year. A word that I could keep in mind and refer back to, that would keep me focused on what I wanted to be / do / remember this year.
I thought about character, because I just read a great book on how to develop character in your family, and about each of the 10 elements the book had listed that were foundation blocks of character: respect, responsibility, empathy, courage, honesty, integrity, optimism, perseverance, initiative, and fairness. I thought about strength and confidence. Fitness, faith, purpose, trust and enjoy all got some consideration. I thought about curiosity, imagination, interaction, creativity.
What it came down to for me was understanding what I value. This year I want to hold fast to what I value, to remain true to myself and who I am. I chose the word CORE to remind me of all those things above. What's at my core? What I do in each situation is dependent on who I am and who I am choosing to be.
Do you choose a word for the year? I'd love to know what you chose and why.
(Here's what I wrote about last year's word.)