Friday, January 1, 2010

My Word For 2010

Thanks to Ali Edwards, I have made it a tradition to pick a new word to focus on every year. The past two years, I have picked my word for the year, (2008 was Happiness and 2009 was Change) but this year…my word picked me! I had been thinking about what I want my word for 2010 to be for the past few days, but hadn’t come up with anything. Then last night when I was laying in bed, one word kept coming into my mind over and over. My word for 2010 is:


1. the act of taking or receiving something offered.
2. favorable reception; approval; favor.
3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory.
4. the fact or state of being accepted or acceptable.

To be perfectly honest, that word kind of scares me. The first thing that came to my mind about the word acceptance was that it has a little bit of a negative connotation…as if bad things are going to happen to me this year and I won’t be able to do anything about them and will just have to accept them. But at the same time, acceptance can be a good word. It just depends on if I look at acceptance as being defeated by something or the positive spin would be to willingly accept something and being at peace w/ it. I am going to try and look at the word acceptance as a powerful and action word…as in, I get to accept certain things into my life or not. I get to accept what I allow to be a part of my life and accept what I allow to influence me. It definitely makes me curious to know what I’m going to accept in the year 2010.

Acceptance of some major changes?

Acceptance of a marriage proposal?

Accepting myself for who I am?

Accepting the faults of myself and others without being judgmental?

Accepting (and being grateful for) all the blessings the Lord has and will give me?

The realm of possibilities for what the word acceptance can me for me in 2010 are limitless.



kcwatson said...

I like acceptance...good word. I don't think it comes easy for us women to accept ourselves for who we are, and accept what we can give... instead of worrying about what we can't give or should have done...etc..:)

Rachel said...

Good word. You're a brave woman, the word acceptance scares me too. But I like the way you're looking at it. And you're so right.

Anonymous said...

Maybe that means accepting Jason's Fiancae!