Word of the year 2013: Nurture

This year I struggled with my word, wanting something that meant moving forward, but not in the traditional sense. I’ve spent a lot of time goal setting and working out my direction, but there’s an element I’ve lost in this journey and it’s more compassion and love. So, the word “nurture” seemed to really embody what I’m missing right now – be it creative, spiritual, my family, my family relationships and my friendships, it all needs nurturing.

Nurture nurture

1.to feed and protect: to nurture one’s offspring.
2.to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
3.to bring up; train; educate.
4.rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
5.development: the nurture of young artists.
6.something that nourishes; nourishment; food.

Cool  quotes:

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli

Find out what your gift is and nurture it.
Katy Perry

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin

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