Nativity

December 24, 2017 · By Vocab Girl Leave Comment

nativity
\nuh-TIH-vuh-tee\
noun

1 : the process or circumstances of being born ; especially, capitalized : the birth of Jesus

2 : a horoscope at or of the time of one’s birth

3 : the place of origin

Nativity was born from the Latin verb nasci, meaning “to be born.” Nasci grew in Latin into nativitas, meaning “birth,” which passed through Anglo-French as nativité before entering English in the 14th century. Nativity has many siblings and cousins including cognate, innate, nascent, native and renaissance.

We all have an entrance point into this world. We all have a starting point or a place of origin. When we meet other people, most of the colloquial questioning that we exchange when it comes to finding out about someone else centers around who they are and where they are from. Where did they grow up? What was their college major? Zodiac sign? It is even written into the lyrics of the Broadway smash hit Hamilton! Our horoscopes are astrological forecasts based upon “a diagram of the relative positions of planets and signs on the zodiac at a specific time of one’s birth for use by astrologers in inferring individual character and personality traits and in foretelling a person’s life.” They seem like generalities, but there are nuggets of universal truths to be found. The Universe works in mysterious ways to us, but there is a rhyme and a reason for it all. I firmly believe we are right where we are supposed to be. We join the story of another person when it is already in progress, but they may have gotten started sooner than we did.

My favorite photo quote that I have made is sitting on my desk: Don’t compare your beginning to anyone else’s middle. We are about to end the chapter of TRUTH that was 2017 and begin the chapter of ABUNDANCE that 2018 is supposed to be. Here’s hoping your origin story is a good one. Each year is a blank slate with 365 empty pages – write the best piece you possibly can! Be the best version of YOU that you possibly can be! Go forth and conquer! If anyone knows me, they know I play a game I like to call “Mama Tetris.” It is the method I use to sort and straighten the objects that clutter my orbit around the sun. I can level up, but it gets more complicated and moves quicker. Well, I am pleased to say that today I can totally crown myself a winner! MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED (until tomorrow morning when more presents get opened…..but the new policy I am giving birth to is that if you take it out you have to put it back and if you can’t find a place for it – off it goes! Happy Holidays to you and yours whatever it is that you celebrate! SEVEN more posts to go this year! I got this!

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