I have been choosing one word(s) to incorporate into my life every year for the past six years. Here are the previous selections:
DREAM - 2007
PASSION - 2008
FOCUS, ENERGY, and TRUST - 2009
BELIEVE - 2010
FLOURISH - 2011
The word that has kept showing up for me the past few weeks has been:
verb [ with obj. ]
protect and care for (someone) lovingly: he cared for me beyond measure and cherished me in his heart.
• hold (something) dear: I cherish the letters she wrote | (as adj. cherished) : cherished possessions.
• keep (a hope or ambition) in one's mind: he had long cherished a secret fantasy about his future.
ORIGIN Middle English (in the sense ‘treat with affection’): from Old French cheriss-, lengthened stem of cherir, from cher ‘dear,’ from Latin carus .
Cheers to 2013!