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