1. have the courage to do something
synonyms: be brave enough, have the courage, venture, have the nerve, have the temerity, be so bold as, have the audacity, risk, hazard, take the liberty, stick one's neck out, go out on a limb
I'm pretty much a chicken. I like my comfortable routines. I've done a few brave things in my life, but I mostly settle for the easy.
Over the past few weeks, I've returned again and again to look at the photos from the 4 year old birthday party. From these photos I've taken my word for 2015 - Dare.
There have been some hurts and hard things in the past few years that have caused me to draw into myself, to trust God less and worry more. Less laughter, more cynicism.
Time to change that. To Dare.
Dare - to be myself
Dare - to trust God
Dare - to believe the best of others
Dare - to love without judging
Dare - to stretch myself
Dare - to dream and then work to form it into reality
Dare - to try new adventures
Dare. That's my word for 2015.
I don't know what measure of joy or sadness will be poured out for me during this year. My intention is to live each day as God gives it to me, daring to be the person He wants me to be.
At times I'll likely stick my neck out. Other times I'll dare to keep my mouth firmly shut. Both may prove difficult.
How about you? Intentions? Goals? Any words or phrases to set the tone for this year? I'd love to hear them.