One Little Word

Last year when Ali Edwards started talking about her One Little Word for 2008, I loved the idea, but just couldn't pin down a word. And earlier this week I just dismissed the whole idea because I was feeling overwhelmed with all of the hooplah going on, but I'm just not going to let all of that keep me from choosing a word. So, oddly enough, the word I am choosing for 2009 is "Constancy".

While reading some of the defintions of constancy, there is a tendancy for the definition to lend itself to being a little stale and unchanging. While unchanging is good, stale is not. But if you look a little further, the constancy I am looking for is steadfast, sticking to your ideals, faithfullness, ceaseless. That's what I am looking for.

Here are some defintions.

the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation; "early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds"

(psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation

faithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)

The quality of being constant; steadiness or faithfulness in action, affections, purpose, etc; An unchanging quality or characteristic of a
constant - changeless: unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity"

constant - a quantity that does not vary

constant - steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

constant - a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"

constant - ceaseless: uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "the never-ending search for happiness"

So, what's your one little word for 2009?

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1 comment:

  1. Great word/goal for 2009! I haven't sat down and thought about all that stuff yet. Maybe next weekend.


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