Wow, this word has been a journey! I chose humility as my One Word for 2011. I figured I wouldn’t finish the year in complete control of this word… if I believed that I had… well that would be a problem.
I chose humility because I wanted humility to be something that is at the front of my mind all the time.
I wanted to be aware of moments where I was anything but humble so that I could be more aware of how frequently pride consumes me. (That was painful!)
I wanted to observe humility in action through others. (This was inspiring!)
But what I found was conflicting. The emotions were extreme. There were things that were embarrassingly humbling and then others where I was humbled by feeling too honored.
Humility is a funny thing. I’m glad for the journey of this year and yet I don’t feel any closer to being the humble person I I hope to be.
The journey continues…