This is the fourth year I've identified a word that I would be my mantra for the year. My words have been Simplify (2011), Serenity (2010), and Gratitude (2009).
For 2012, my word is
1. sincerity in action, character and utterance
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity
3. a verified or indiputable fact, principle, proposition or the like
And it chose me. As I was driving. Talking to myself. Asking questions about others' actions and then I turned it around and asked about my own actions. And I realized that what I need in my life right now is for me to be honest with myself. I need to take ownership of things for which I previously blamed (oh, how I dislike that word) others.
I need to discover and embrace the truth about my relationships. About weight loss. About exercise. About healthy eating. About homemaking. About time management.
I need to be truthful with myself. And I will not allow myself to believe what Jack Nicholson says...
Oh, yes I can. Oh, yes I will. I can't say this will be easy. I'm a little anxious on moving forward with this. But I see that as a good thing. Being anxious heightens awareness. And then...
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered.
The point is to discover them - Galileo
And so the journey begins.
I'd love to know if you have a word for 2012. Feel free to share in the comments or to post a link to your blog. C'mon...what's YOUR word?