Word of the Year {2014}

I typically choose a word of the year when the school year begins but when August rolled around, I just didn’t feel done with my word. I still haven’t conquered ‘illuminate‘ as well as I’d like and it’s completely possible that I’ll come back to it in a few years. I really love all the meanings hidden in that bright word. But my heart is yearning for a change and I’m really trying to simplify all aspects of my life, including my word of the year. So this time I chose something I know I won’t be able to do or be at all times but something I want to be reminded to do or be at all times. It’s not a big word or a fancy word. It’s not even a very pretty word in my mind. (Yes, some words are prettier than others). It’s something that even the “baby” understands the basic idea. This simple word is: kindness.
I don’t expect living up to this word will be easy. Especially that part about wanting and liking to do good. It can be easy to fake-it-til-you-make it with one of those but not both (at least not easily).

3 Responses to Word of the Year {2014}
  1. Kimberly
    January 6, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    I have been thinking about a “word of the year” and the other day this one came to mind for me as well- still haven’t decided but I think it’s a fantastic word to live by! 🙂

  2. Stephanie Precourt
    January 13, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    Such a great word. I haven’t chosen one yet for this year, although the word “here” keeps coming to mind. 2013’s year was Go and how fitting that was!


  3. Julie Buchanan
    January 13, 2014 | 7:01 pm

    Love the word Kindness. It fits in nicely with my newly adopted theme for 2014, “Use things. Love People. Don’t Switch.” Kindness, its just that simple. It’s just that powerful. Glad to have found your blog! All the best from a fellow mama x4.