After visiting my blogging buddy, Angel's site this afternoon http://angelosity.blogspot.com/2008/01/focus.html, I started thinking about my word of the year. What should it be? So many words made their way into my mind, but the one that stood out the most was Simplicity.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. ~ Charles Dudley Warner
In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann
From Wikipedia: Simplicity is the property, condition, or quality of being simple or un-combined. It often denotes beauty, purity or clarity. Simple things are usually easier to explain and understand than complicated ones. Simplicity can mean freedom from hardship, effort or confusion. It may also refer to a simple living lifestyle.
This year, I hope to take the saying "Less is more" to heart by embracing simplicity.