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Monday, December 30, 2013

M is for Magnanimous (Word for 2014)

Word for 2014

Taken from the Latin roots magnus (great) and animus (spirit).

Magnanimous
1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: to be magnanimous toward one's enemies.
2. high-minded; noble: a just and magnanimous ruler.
3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: a magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.

Why I chose Magnanimous:

I don’t think that I’m an unforgiving or non giving person, but there is always room for improvement in every aspect of life.  I thought it would be a great word/goal to strive for in the coming year.

I hope to be a lot more understanding, particularly to my family members.  I feel that I lack a lot of patience with my children.  It is always so easy to be friendly and giving towards others, but less so towards those that we are closest too.  I strive to be more giving, caring and understanding towards those I’m closest to in my life. 

I hope to not judge quickly other people and/or their actions.  I want to be more forgiving of wrong doings I encounter in the world.  May I constantly remember that I do not know their story, and strive to help more and judge less. 

May I always have kind words to speak of others, be forgiving of wrong doings and share freely my blessings with others.

May we all be more MAGNANIMOUS this coming year!

1 comment:

  1. Great word! I always draw a blank at coming up with a word of the year, but I love hearing what more creative people come up with :)

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