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Mon., Jan. 2, 2012, 12:29 p.m.

Word for the year


Above, men look from the mountains of Abondance in the French Alps on Wednesday to the valley below. The town of Abondance has voted to close its ski operations because of declining snow.  
 (Associated Press photo / The Spokesman-Review)
Above, men look from the mountains of Abondance in the French Alps on Wednesday to the valley below. The town of Abondance has voted to close its ski operations because of declining snow. (Associated Press photo / The Spokesman-Review)

My friend told me at church yesterday that she has chosen a word for the new year. Her word will be her focus. She chose "gratitude"and intends to write a word of thanks each day to someone in her life. A noble goal.

I started pondering what word I would choose for the new year - and I know I want a word that would not impose a burden or nag at me, if I faltered in living out my commitment. I want a word that would bring contentment. Hmmm, contentment? A good word to ponder and enjoy for 2012.

What will your word be?

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