2015: Word of the Year
Man o man did I definitely have to use my 2014 word a lot last year. So much happened to me last year, I just didn’t know if I would be able to handle something else that made me use my “patience”. But I definitely made it apart of my daily life and it was used throughout the year in more ways than one.
This year for everything that I have gone through last year I’m asking for a lot of courage. I’m the lion on the yellow brick road asking for the strength of courage.
My word of the year for 2015 is “Courage”
the ability to do something that frightens one.
strength in the face of pain or grief.
synonyms: bravery, courageousness, pluck, pluckiness, valor, fearlessness, intrepidity, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, grit, true grit, hardihood, heroism, gallantry
I want to have more courage going about in my daily life, not just personally, but professionally as well. I want to have courage to get through each day just like my mother had the courage to, during her cancer battle. I want to have the courage to stick up for myself more and speak from the heart more. To not just write down what I’m thinking but to also, have the courage to speak up and ask the hard questions. The courage to be brave. The courage to make a difference in my life and those around me. I know I can’t change everyone’s opinions but even if I change one persons perspective on things, I think I’ve made a difference.
Without courage, one cannot have all the other virtues. Courage is what is needed in all daily aspects of life. I’m asking for courage this year, in the face of fear.
My mom had sent me this quote one year and I think it’s fitting:
I see before me the Gladiator lie:
She leans upon her hand – her brow
Consents to death, but conquers agony.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave (wo)man is not (s)he who does not feel afraid, but (s)he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela