For 2010 I am choosing a word to frame the year. I'm choosing "engaged," to remind me to be totally engaged in whatever I'm doing.
I've been thinking about this concept of "being engaged" for awhile. When we're fully engaged in anything it's much more likely to be meaningful. Maybe it's with another person, or maybe it's with an event. Regardless, to get the most out of anything, we need to put ourselves into it completely. We must be totally engaged.
So, for the next year I'm going to try to remember to be engaged in whatever I'm doing. I think it may be difficult to do at times. But, my guess is that it will make it easier to say "no" to some things that are on the periphery of my life.
I think being engaged will change the way I view the world and my place in it.