The word I have chosen to sum up what I want for myself in 2009 is:
Genuine: Not Fake
"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the end of strings that somebody else pulls." -Howard Thurman
I think so often I put on a show to make myself look better in hopes that people will like me more. I've decided that this year I want people to see me for who I am, faults and all. I want to be real, honest, and who God intended for me to be. I think there is something to be said for being Genuine!