Have you ever noticed how when you find just the right word for something, especially if it isn’t a word you’ve heard before, can bring a blurry picture into extra sharp focus?

Often the way that word sounds, the way it makes your tongue click on the back of your teeth in combination with its meaning, is enough to give me goosebumps.

As I mentioned before, 2015 is a year of challenging myself personally and creatively. For this reason I’m making an effort to learn new words that will help me understand things with more clarity. As the year progresses, I’m going to keep sharing these words and hopefully it will inspire you to see things clearer as well.

Right now, I’ve chosen words to represent happiness. I’m still basking in the joy of a wedding between my cousin and a woman I consider to be a sister (we are not blood related – not to worry) and I am reminded of the excitement of holding your new husband’s hand and taking that next step into your lives together.

I believe that in order to give oneself to another wholly and unconditionally, requires a level of self-love and awareness, selflessness and commitment. I’ve kept that in mind when I chose these words.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudaimonia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudaimonia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamiliarization

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamiliarization

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/03/what-is-the-origin-of-serendipity/

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2012/03/what-is-the-origin-of-serendipity/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophrosyne

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophrosyne

 

Do you know of any others I can add to this list? Please add them in the comments.