Tonight during our Bible Study Vanessa mentioned to me something she was going to try. She said she got the idea from someone to pick a word—any word—that you wanted to use as a “symbol” to have some type of impact on your life for the year. Keeping this word in mind, it should start to actively shape or alter your world—or at least that is the goal.
I’ve decided to join her in her “word forming” journey. So when I got home I started mentally running through a list of words. At first I thought my word too simple, but every time my mind leaped to another word this one made an immediate reappearance.
I’m not going to think of this as a “New Year’s Resolution,” because I was never good at keeping those and this seems like a little bit more than that. Instead I’m going to think of it as a little experiment—a small journey of self-discovery—to see if I have the power to change/alter/renew myself.
Below is the dictionary definition followed by the word. Wish me luck. Updates will come.
–verb (used with object)
1. to pour forth (water or other liquid), as a fountain.
2. to emit and let fall, as tears.
3. to impart or release; give or send forth (light, sound, fragrance, influence, etc.).
4. to resist being penetrated or affected by
5. to cast off or let fall (leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc.) by natural process.
–verb (used without object)
7. to fall off, as leaves.
8. to drop out, as hair, seed, grain, etc.
9. to cast off hair, feathers, skin, or other covering or parts by natural process.
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: cast off
Synonyms: afford, beam, cashier, cast, diffuse, disburden, discard, doff, drop, emit, exude, exuviate, give, give forth, jettison, junk, let fall, molt, pour forth, radiate, reject, scatter, scrap, send forth, shower, slip, slough, spill, sprinkle, take off, throw, throw away, throw out, yield
Antonyms: put on
Main Entry: SHED