I doubt anyone could guess the word I came up with for the year simply by looking at my painting above, true, but as it is, it took me the whole two weeks to even figure out how to illustrate it! So, what's my word? Radiant! It's certainly not one I would have ever guessed for myself initially actually. Something about it just resonated, especially after looking it up in the thesaurus. It's that idea of being sunny, hope-filled, joyful even, in the midst of things. It's beauty and confidence all wrapped up in one; consciously choosing to see opportunities instead of obstacles; hope instead of fear; alight with confidence instead of dissuaded with disappointment. Vibrancy is its drumbeat. :) That is my hope and focus for this year. I'm hoping ...even expecting...this to be my breakthrough year! I'm not going to let the hurts of the past and the things I can't change or the unknowns to define my present, let alone my future. There's no room for that when being radiant. Nope, I'm going to be too focused on seeing the blessings of the present, come what may. That is my declaration!
And now what's your word? I look forward to perusing your works for those of you who took on this somewhat nebulous challenge. Thank you. (A rather more concrete theme for the next fortnight follows...)
P.S. Adding some extra sparkle as a final footnote: Today, btw, is my birthday!