Each new year I pick a word that is my marching beat and rhythm throughout life for the following 12 months. You can read about why and my history of this HERE.
This year I had a hard time picking a word because my life seems very up in there air and I am in a transitional state. Like my year is the sixth Harry Potter book, it is confusing, full of information but not actually that interesting.
After much deliberation I chose "Shine." Yes this sounds a bit kitsch.
Things that shine: flashlights, light bulbs, the sun. And People. The radiant skin on a mothers face shines and glows. A performer after a standing ovation shines. Someone confident withe their place, decision and moves shines.
I want to strive to shine. I think "shine" is different than "radiate" because shine seems to be an energy from not myself, like God's love and power, transmitting through me. Radiate seems to come from self. I know that I do not have enough energy to truly shine on my own without being burnt out. I want the energy, love, power and confidence to come from and everlasting source, a holy father.