There appears to be a trend for people to choose a word of the year. A personal word that has meaning for themselves. This idea intrigued me.
As I mentioned in my disappearing post [another story for another day] I am anticipating a great adventure in the near future. Whether that comes to pass or not I am in the mood to reduce. With that on my brain, I thought maybe my word of the year could be “reduce”. In talking about this with my very smart sister (well, one of them), she suggested another word; a word that has more than one meaning. My intention to reduce (clutter, weight, stress, etc.) is definitely a positive thing, however the word itself carries a negative connotation~especially in our consumer driven, materialistic world.
I want to carry into this year a word that will not be burdensome, but that will give inspiration; not just to me, but to those around me.
What is that word?
A few of the definitions of lighten are:
to reduce in weight or quantity
to make less wearisome