Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Begin as I hope to go on...

Happy New Year!

I spent time thinking of my One Word for 2014…  

What do I want to focus on this coming year? 
Who do I want to be? 

My word came to me while reflecting and chatting about 2013. 
All that matters about the word is that it has personal meaning for me. In choosing it it can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, a character trait. 
The word  stands as a reminder, a nudge. 
Something I can reflect on, that will challenge and inspire. A touchstone to return to time and time again to help  stay the course this year…

And so to my word...
CONNECT

  •  bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established.
  • to think of something in combination 
  • to come together to form a single unit
  • to put together to form a new and longer whole
Associate, hook up, bridge, join, relate, affix and then there are all these .....

1. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"
(synonym) link, tie, link up
2. make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"
(synonym) associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up
3. be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
(synonym) link, link up, join, unite
4. join by means of communication equipment; "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
(hypernym)  bring together
5. land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
(hypernym) hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide with
6. join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
7. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
(hypernym) be
8. establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
(hypernym) relate
(verb-group) get in touch, touch base
9. establish communication with someone; "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"
(synonym) get in touch, touch base
(hypernym) interact
10. plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
(synonym) plug in
(hypernym) insert, infix, enter, introduce
11. hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a home run"
(hypernym) hit

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