Being such a lover of words, every new year I like to proclaim a “Word of the Year” that guides me in all aspects of my life and gives me inspiration. Last year, my word was “Peace”. There had been a lot of upheaval in my life and I was hoping 2014 would be calmer–and on some fronts, it was. I can count on one hand the times I truly lost my temper last year…and frankly, each of those times someone deserved a bout of redheaded wrath.
I’ve been giving it a lot of thought, and this year my Word of the Year is Bloom.
I chose Bloom because it reminds me that I have the power to control my own emotions and happiness even if I can’t control the circumstances. You know that saying, “bloom where you’re planted”? That’s what I want to do this year…remember that no matter what life throws at me, I can shine. I can smile.
I can bloom.
Do you have a favorite inspirational word?