In visiting many blogs, I was struck by how many people use a word of the year as their New Years Resolution. I have never been much of a resolution making kinda girl, but as many of you know, "the Times, they are a changin"! I decided to pick a word that would represent something that is lacking in my life. I found it in the word SERENITY. 2011 was a great, but stress-filled year for me. I lost my Mother, had some personal set-backs and some challenges in my personal life. I won't bore you to tears with details, but I have my word now. The definition of Serenity is:
\Se*ren"i*ty\, n. [L. serenuas: cf. F. s['e]r['e]nit['e].] 1. The quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace. A general peace and serenity newly succeeded a general trouble. --Sir W. Temple. 2. Calmness of mind; eveness of temper; undisturbed state; coolness; composure. I can not see how any men should ever transgress those moral rules with confidence and serenity. --Locke. Note: Serenity is given as a title to the members of certain princely families in Europe; as, Your Serenity.