So, have you decided what your “word” or intention is for 2016?  My friend Maggie has said your “word” chooses you, but I’ve kind of chosen mine the past two years to what I feel suits me. This year I laid out my angel cards and eliminated the ones that didn’t apply and the ones I’ve already chosen and my eyes were drawn to the word “Synthesis.” To be honest I had to look it up, but for some reason it just seemed like the right word when I saw it, even without knowing the meaning.

Synthesis, according to Wikipedia “refers to a combination of two or more entities that together form something new” or Dictionary.com “a complex whole formed by combining….Chemistry. the forming or building of a more complex substance or compound from elements or simpler compounds.”

Basically, I interpreted it as the combination of two things. For me it’s the feeling of being happy and content as I am…independent and single at the moment…combined with the desire to share my life, joie de vivre , love of travel & my fun family with someone…even if it’s just for fun.  It’s taken over three years, but I think I’m finally ready!  I like the word synthesis because it doesn’t exclude something to get something else…it combines them.  I can still be independent and myself…and share my life with someone.  Isn’t that awesome!

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…if it happens, great…and if it doesn’t, that’s okay too.  I feel like my 2014 & 2015 words, Discovery and Hope, will continue to guide me through this year as well!  Maybe that becomes part of the combination?!

What’s your word for 2016?

You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!


  1. LOVE IT! My word is similar; “oneness”. I want to be one with my spirituality, my world, my life, my relationship, my work, my creativity in wholeness; in a unified harmonious way this year!

  2. I’ve never had a word, & I’m useless at resolutions (#1 on every year’s list is drink more water. I hate drinking water so it never works!)
    But I thought about it after reading this, & I think mine will be ‘improve’ – there are lots of areas where that can fit into my life 🙂
    As an aside, I feel compelled to mention the word ‘cute’ as in your post! I’ve never really got to grips with the way that word is used in the US! I get that you use it for ‘attractive. On this side of the pond we use it to refer to something SMALL & pretty or charming – like a baby, animal, toy or design for example.’.
    But, Jeanine, I don’t wish for you a ‘cute’ relationship – I wish for you a great, BIG, heart-thumping & REWARDING relationship!
    (see? I’ve just improved on something already!)

  3. Hey j! I’m still working on mine! Three contenders and leaning twards faith and or believe. They seem to cross over though. I have no doubt that you will find another adorable person to make up a very cute relationship! Just keep being who you are, do the the things you like and go to places that make you feel good–that where an awesome dude will see an awesome gal:)

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