Saturday, January 3, 2009

Word for 2009

Inspired by Mindy and Heather, I'm choosing a word for 2009. A word to try and live by, a word to sum up what I want for the year. My word is cherish.

  1. To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear: cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners.
  2. To keep fondly in mind; entertain: cherish a memory.
I want to cherish myself, first. I don't always do that. And I want to cherish my daughter. My family. My friends. My students.

And cherish the things I hold dear. I am guilty of wallowing in self-pity way too much, of forgetting the good things I have, the blessings in my life. I need to remind myself to cherish...


Mindy said...

Oh, Jennifer! I love it! That is just fantastic!

Heather said...

She's right it IS fantastic. For some reason it made me get teary eyed. We must BE cherished too. That's something we both lacked in 2008.