I do not make New Year Resolutions. I never have and considering New Years Day is my wedding anniversary I am usually focused on other things. Steve and I use that day to celebrate us, reflect on where we have been, and dream about want we want in the New Year. However, I do usually choose a word I want to encorperate throughout the year. This year my word is Embrace.
I want to embrace life this year because I have a feeling I am going to have a lot to embrace. I want to embrace my relationship with God out of wonder and curiosity, not a know it all spirit. I want to embrace my marriage with a steadfast love and not a selfish attitude. I want to embrace parenthood with hope and not parent out of fear and 'what ifs.' I want to embrace my private practice with renewed passion for helping people and not left over energy. I want to embrace friends and family with authenticity and not shallow, meaningless connections. I want to embrace the stranger with love and compassion and not a hurried sprit. I want to embrace 2012 for all it is worth.
Now I know these are big words and there will be days I will fall terribly short of these goals. But I also know there will be days I totally exceed my expectations. I hope I embrace both kinds of days and every thing inbetween.
What is your word for 2012?