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Friday, January 9, 2009

One Little Bear, One Little Tooth, and One Little Word

Today, Little Bear got a new tooth! (This takes me back to those 6-year-old gap-toothed grimaces!)

It's not a long term solution to his dental woes (or ours - $$$!), but at least it's something to fill the gap! This tooth is called a flipper - makes me think of a dolphin - and is like a removable retainer with one tooth attached to it. It sure makes a difference! I have finally decided on my word for 2009. I wrote a few days ago about Ali Edwards' One Little Word concept, and after much pondering, I have come up with - CULTIVATE! I think that it covers everything I wanted from a word.
This year, I want to cultivate beauty, cultivate relationships, cultivate grace, cultivate hospitality, cultivate health, and... I think you get the picture. The thing about this word is that it implies slow, but steady growth. And it also means that I am not the source of the growth; I'm just the worker in the field, watering, weeding, and hoeing. Which means that I need to get out there and do it.
Has anyone else come up with a word for this year? Please leave a comment with your word, or just with your thoughts. It's always nice to hear what other people are thinking! (I'm trying to cultivate comments!!)

1 comment:

Southern Ange said...

Sounds busy. Does your cultivation include offshore interests?

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