I've chosen a word for many years now. A theme word for the year. Lot's of bloggers do it and we talk about it. It has made a huge difference in my life over the years. Choosing a word causes me to focus on how to be intentional about that word and being intentional is the biggest way to manifest change in our lives.
Sometimes it is difficult to choose the word.
Change is hard and the results may or may not be as we expect.
This year one word kept coming to mind ----
The word kind of DEMANDED to be my theme for the year.
My word of 2013
Yes --- do.
Seems simple enough.
Then you look up the definition
Just look at all of this information......
1: to bring to pass : carry out <do another's wishes>
: put —used chiefly in do to death
: to bring to an end : finish —used in the past participle
: to put forth : exert <did her best to win the race>
a : to wear out especially by physical exertion : exhaust
: to bring into existence : produce <do a biography on the general>
—used as a substitute verb especially to avoid repetition
a : to play the role or character ofb : mimic; also : to behave like <do a Houdini and disappear>c : to perform in or serve as producer of <do a play>
: to treat unfairly; especially : cheat <did him out of his inheritance>
: to treat or deal with in any way typically with the sense of preparation or with that of care or attention:a (1) : to put in order : clean
: to be engaged in the study or practice of <do science>;especially : to work at as a vocation
a : to pass over (as distance) : traverse <did 20 miles yesterday>b : to travel at a speed of <doing 55 on the turnpike>
: tour <doing 12 countries in 30 days>
a : to spend (time) in prison
: to approve especially by custom, opinion, or propriety
: to treat with respect to physical comforts <did themselves well>
: use 3
: to have sexual intercourse with
: to partake of
: to take place : happen
: to come to or make an end : finish —used in the past participle
: to be active or busy
: to be adequate or sufficient : serve
: to be fitting : conform to custom or propriety
—used as a substitute verb to avoid repetition
—used in the imperative after an imperative to add emphasis
a —used with the infinitive without to to form present and past tenses in legal and parliamentary language <do hereby bequeath> and in poetry
—used with the infinitive without to to form present and past tenses expressing emphasis do
— do·able adjective
— do a number on
: to defeat or confound thoroughly especially by indirect or deceptive means
— do by
— do for
: to attend to the wants and needs of : take care of
: to bring about the death or ruin of
— do it
: to have sexual intercourse
— do justice
a : to act justlyb : to treat fairly or adequatelyc : to show due appreciation for
: to acquit in a way worthy of one's abilities
— do proudherselfproud>
: to give cause for pride or gratification
— do the trick
: to produce a desired result
— do witha cup of coffee>
: to make good use of : benefit by
— to do
: necessary to be done all's to doagain — A. E. Housman>
Examples of DO
- We should do something special to celebrate your birthday.
- This crime was done deliberately.
- I have to do some chores this afternoon.
- Tell me what to do and I'll do it.
- I'm obliged to do my duty.
- He does his work without complaining.
- He did a lot for us.
- What have I done to you to make you so angry?
- “What are you doing this weekend?” “I'm just relaxing at home.”
- What is the stock market doing now: rising or falling?
Origin of DO
Middle English don, from Old English dōn; akin to Old High German tuon to do, Latin -dere to put, facere to make, do, Greek tithenai to place, set
First Known Use: before 12th century
Related to DO
Wow --- certainly look as if I may have a challenging year.
Even still ---- I am going with it ---- so hello there everyone
HAPPY DO YEAR 2013.