em⋅brace verb, -braced, -brac⋅ing, noun –verb (used with object)
|1.||to take or clasp in the arms; press to the bosom; hug.|
|2.||to take or receive gladly or eagerly; accept willingly: to embrace an idea.|
|3.||to avail oneself of: to embrace an opportunity.|
|4.||to adopt (a profession, a religion, etc.): to embrace Buddhism.|
|5.||to take in with the eye or the mind.|
|6.||to encircle; surround; enclose.|
|7.||to include or contain: An encyclopedia embraces a great number of subjects.|
|8.||to join in an embrace.|
|9.||an act or instance of embracing.|
Embrace is my word for 2009.
I found the concept of choosing a word, one single concept, and living a year with your mind, body and soul focused on that word intoxicating. I decided to...embrace it.
I will embrace those who mean something to me as often and joyously as possible. I will embrace the countless things that go right in my life every day, and those that go wrong. I will embrace every minute I get to spend at the job that I love. And I will embrace the long, hard road down which my passion for writing leads me.
I will embrace my life, my hopes, my dreams, myself in 2009.