noun, plural man·i·fes·toes.
a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization.
Now I am not government, sovereign, or organization. I am just me - but I love the concept of sorting through things you know and setting up a plan that should govern your year. Some principle that one intends to follow and re-evaluate at the end of the year - a maxim.
an expression of a general truth or principle, especially an aphoristic or sententious one: the maxims of La Rochefoucauld.
a principle or rule of conduct.
I've been thinking what I want my 2014 to look like. So I have sought my heart. I realized how hurt I had been by people who spoke of grace but refused to show it to me. So I decided this year I will focus on extending GRACE to those who may not necessarily always show it to me.
Will I be 100% successful at this? Most assuredly not. I make mistakes and have feelings. I need grace myself more often than I am willing to admit. And yet... I want to give grace, extend forgiveness, lower my expectations - and as a result - enjoy life more!
So here is my manifesto / maxim (call yours whatever you want as long as you do it) for 2014.
Give Grace !