Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My new word for the year........

Each year (well, this is only the second year), I select a word that I will focus on for the year. Last year was Persevere. And persevere I did. I changed things, made decisions, worked hard, and not only did I persevere, I feel like I grew. I grew both spiritually and emotionally. I learned a great many lessons and I began new journeys. All in all, it was a very hard year, but it was a very good one too.

This year, I choose exuberant. What a great word... Exuberant. It just sounds wonderful doesn't it? Like it would be wonderful to be able to assign such a fun "shiney" word to one's day or life. So this year, I will be exuberant, fun, lively. I'll SHINE!

Here are the different definitions of my new word:

ex·u·ber·ant [ig-zoo-ber-uhnt] –adjective

1. effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.
2. abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
3. extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.
4. profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.

I think the part that got me excited was uninhibitedly enthusiastic and the whole abounding in vitality. I am so filled with joy on so many levels. There are many levels in my life that are lacking that same kind of vitality. It's those places I wish to improve, shine up a bit, bring profuse growth to them. I wish to be living exhuberantly in all aspects of my life.

So how about you. What's your new word? Share it with me, won't you?


tspwlv said...

This word describes you so well. You're inspiring me to rethink some things too. Thanks my friend.

Tara O'Rourke said...

Great post Lissa!! my word for the day is COPE....exhausted...LOL