One Word: 2014

A lot of attention lately has been given to the concept of One Little Word as people have been posting their word for 2014 on facebook.

In 2011, I chose the word Nurture - although I don't know how much more nurturing I am in general, having Castiél definitely showed me that I am more nurturing than I thought I was!

2012 and 2013 - no words chosen to focus on.  What can I say?  I was busy.

Enter 2014 - and my word is:  Cultivate.

At first I thought about the word FINISH, as I looked over my goals for 2014 and realized that 10 out of 16 dealt with finishing an unfinished project.  However, one of the things that I love about myself, but that causes problems in my family and relationships sometimes, is my love of productivity.  My self-worth is often tied to a completed to-do list, which I have discovered is not always a good thing.  So, rather than encourage a trait that doesn't contribute to the health of myself, my family, and my friendships, I decided on a word that would actually challenge me to grow as person this year.

The synonyms for cultivate are to encourage, improve, cherish, devote oneself to, and nurture (that word is still there!).  I want to focus this year on cultivating the things that are important to me - my marriage, my family, my home, my friendships, and my health.

What is your One Little Word for 2014?


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