Relish: My Word for the Year

As I’ve written before, I really like having a ‘word for the year’. I find this more powerful than New Year’s Resolutions. Choosing a single verb helps to keep me focused, and it’s much easier to remember! I get a bit ‘hippy’ about the choosing of the word. In fact, I believe that the word chooses you. There are usually several iterations of my word before one finds me that really sticks. And this year’s word?

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Relish.

Not as in chutney, the yummy stuff to add zing to your sandwiches, as pictured here in my fridge, but as in the verb: to relish.

Last year’s word was ‘learn’. And it was a hard year’s learning. New job, eFellowship, great personal difficulties. So this is a year to live life and to enjoy. To relish.

My synonyms will be: savour, wallow, appreciate, delight.

This will be a word for both my personal and professional lives (and I’m beginning to think these really aren’t so discrete anyway). I want to appreciate life and savour its goodness. I want to relish in the challenges of my new job at CORE Education. I want to keep in the present, to be mindful, to breathe. To keep things in perspective and to search for the joy in any given moment. This year, I will relish 2016.

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