Tuesday, 6 January 2015

One Little Word: 2015

Have you joined the recent trend of assigning a single word as your life's theme for the year? If this is new to you, you might want to read about One Little Word® and its origin. It may seem silly or even limiting, but I kind of like the idea. So this year, I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I've decided on "Embrace" as my 2015 word. 

So to start, let's look at its many definitions. According to Google: 

verb: embrace; 3rd person present: embraces; past tense: embraced; past participle: embraced; gerund or present participle: embracing
  1. hold (someone) closely in one's arms, especially as a sign of affection.
    "Aunt Sophie embraced her warmly"
    synonyms:hug, take/hold in one's arms, hold, cuddle, clasp to one's bosom, clasp, squeeze, clutch; More
    enfold, enclasp, encircle, envelop, entwine oneself around;
    informalcanoodle, clinch
    "he embraced her warmly"

  2. accept or support (a belief, theory, or change) willingly and enthusiastically.
    "besides traditional methods, artists are embracing new technology"
    synonyms:welcome, welcome with open arms, accept, take up, take to one's heart, adopt; More
    "most states have embraced the concept"

  3. include or contain (something) as a constituent part.
    "his career embraces a number of activities—composing, playing, and acting"
    synonyms:include, take in, comprise, contain, incorporate, encompass, cover, involve, embody, subsume, comprehend
    "the faculty embraces a wide range of departments"
noun: embrace; plural noun: embraces
  1. an act of holding someone closely in one's arms.
    "they were locked in an embrace"
    synonyms:hug, cuddle, squeeze, clinch, caress, clasp;
    "a fond embrace"
    • used to refer to something that is regarded as surrounding, holding, or restricting someone.
      "the transformations brought about by the embrace of mass media"

  2. an act of accepting or supporting something willingly or enthusiastically.
    "their eager embrace of foreign influences"

I'm excited about incorporating the idea of "embrace" into my life throughout 2015. My goals are to:
  • embrace the simple things
  • embrace family time
  • embrace new opportunities
  • embrace learning 
  • embrace new ideas 
  • embrace hubby and the Smidge as frequently as possible. 
So, how about you? Will you join me in embracing One Little Word in 2015?

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