Every year I select a word as my "through word". This year it is MIND
verb (used with object)
• to pay attention to.
• to heed or obey (a person, advice, instructions, etc.).
• to apply oneself or attend to: to mind one's own business.
• to look after; take care of; tend: to mind the baby.
• to be careful, cautious, or wary about: Mind what you say.
• to feel concern at; care about.
• to feel disturbed or inconvenienced by; object to (usually used in negative or interrogative constructions): Would you mind handing me that book?
verb (used without object)
• to pay attention.
• to obey.
• to take notice, observe, or understand (used chiefly in the Imperative) : Mind now, I want you home by twelve.
• to be careful or wary.
• to care, feel concern, or object (often used in negative or interrogative constructions): Mind if I go? Don't mind if I do.
• to regard a thing as concerning oneself or as mattering: You mustn't mind about their gossiping.
• (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.:
• the processes of the human mind.
• Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities.
• intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence.
• a particular instance of the intellect or intelligence, as in a person.
• a person considered with reference to intellectual power: the greatest minds of the twentieth century.
• intellectual power or ability.
• reason, sanity, or sound mental condition: to lose one's mind.
• bear /keep in mind, to remember: Bear in mind that the newspaper account may be in error.
• blow one's mind, Slang.
• to change one's perceptions, awareness, etc., as through the useof drugs or narcotics.
• to overwhelm a person with intense excitement, pleasure,astonishment, or dismay:
• Cool jazz really blows my mind.
• cross one's mind, to occur suddenly to one:
• A disturbing thought crossed her mind.
• give someone a piece of one's mind, Informal. to rebuke,reprimand, or scold sharply:
• I'll give him a piece of my mind for telling such a lie!
• have a good mind to, to feel tempted or inclined to:
• I have a good mind to leave you here all alone.
• have half a mind to, to be almost decided to; be inclined to.
• know one's own mind, to be firm in one's intentions, opinions, or plans; have assurance:
Plenty to help my stay focused on the moment really.