This is been one of those years.
But now I have it, and I know why :)
This has always been a favourite quote. I'm usually a questions girl - why? who? where? what for? But this coming year, I know, is a year that will ANSWER.
And I'm thinking of the verb, not the noun.
I want to ANSWER
- the call of Nature (Owl called me awake this morning at 4.30 am, so I got up to answer)
- the call to serve - who, what, where, I've no idea - but I know I must be open to respond
- to express all I know, deep in my bones, in word, thought and deed
My Word for 2015 was 'Delve', and I certainly feel I dug deep (metaphorically and literally), and I found treasure, and insight, and strength.
This year has a different feel... A more outward aspect... A desire to articulate what I know, to act on that knowledge, to listen out for any knocking, tapping, whispering at my heart, and to be always ready to answer.
The etymology of the word is most interesting - it's from an old Saxon word meaning 'and swear' - and it's a word I still have trouble remembering how to spell (since the stroke, some spellings simply don't make sense!) But knowing the root of the word will help with spelling - just drop the 'd' and the second 'a' from 'and swear' and I have it :)
Looking forward to hearing what your Word is for 2016... Do share!