In Eat, Pray, Love (which I'm currently in the middle of), the author discusses with an Italian friend how Rome has its own word: " . . . every city has a single word that defines it, that identifies most people who live there . . . " They take that thought a little further, saying that everyone has their own personal word, and that if your personal word doesn't match the word of the city, you don't belong in that place. (Rome's word is "sex", by the way !)
This started me thinking about what my personal word must be . . . . and that seemed very overwhelming and almost impossible to come up with just one word that defines me ! But, with this being the start of a brand new year and all, I decided to choose a word that I wanted to define me in 2008 . . . my own little spin on setting New Year's resolutions, if you will !
(from Country Living)
I picked the word "BLOOM".
2007 felt a little on the stressed-out, dissatisfied, semi-angry, and moody side . . . just tough in general ! So many days were those that I just wanted to "get thru". . . . . survival mode !!! I would love for this year to be different . . . to be a year of vibrant, thriving, and ecstatic living !!! I keep thinking of the saying, "Bloom where you're planted" . . . and it seems to fit. I spend so much time wishing and dreaming of being planted in different circumstances and experiences that I don't always try to thrive in the good soil I'm already in ! So that's my word, and I'm stickin' to it !!!
What's your personal word ??? Or the word you would pick to define this new year ???? I'd love to hear them . . . so this might be a good time to invite any lurkers to show themselves and share their words !!!!