I just had a couple of ideas, two words that I really liked, but honestly didn't feel stressed at all about choosing one, because I was deeply certain that the right one would have come to me at the just perfect time, and I want to believe and trust. So when the year drew to a close, and I knew I needed a new word, I spotted it on the cover of a favorite magazine resting on the chair in my bedroom. I hadn't ever considered this word before, but it really screamed for my attention, and I immediately loved the energy attached to it.
Therefore this year, Welcome will keep me company.
Welcome, a cordial greeting or hospitable reception given to an arriving person.
Welcome, gladly received. Be glad to entertain (someone) or receive (something).
Welcome, very pleasing because much needed or desired.
Welcome, react with pleasure or approval or gratitude to (an event or development), be pleased by, be glad about.
Welcome as allowed or invited to do a specific thing.
What I loved about this word was first and foremost the sense of joy and positivity radiating from it. Then, it suggested an idea of openness. And then, also the possibility of embracing new- new ideas, new opportunities, new inspirations, new things.
... What's not to love??