My word for 2012 came EASY. Actually, it wasn't my first choice. I now can't even think of the word I first thought of cause this one hit me like a lightening bolt. It's most appropriate and it totally fits as this new year brings two weddings, paying back family members owed, lowering my own personal global debt and SAVING. The word? FRUGALITY.
Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical in the use of consumable resources such as food, time or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness or extravagance.
In behavioral science, frugality has been defined as the tendency to acquire goods and services in a restrained manner, and resourceful use of already owned economic goods and services, to achieve a longer term goal.