I have finally embraced a word, concept, direction for the year. I have felt so stuck and blasé for the past couple of years off and on or more "on" than I would like. It is time for a change. Can I change circumstances, people in my life, or outcomes by pronouncing a word? Of course not. Can I hope and pray for a life that sparkles thriving? Yes. Can I make choices daily based on whether or not that particular action would contribute toward thriving? Yes. Can I be intentional about hopes and goals despite the circumstances? Yes. We call that joy and fully living. They don't happen to us. We happen to them.
(Definition below copied from Dictionary.com.)with relatively little sunlight>
thriveintransitive verb \ˈthrīv\
thrived or throve thrived also thriv·en thriv·ing
Origin of THRIVE
Middle English, from Old Norse thrīfask, probably reflexive ofthrīfa to grasp
First Known Use: 13th century