It all started with Jamie Ridler´s workshop Prosper.
Mmmmmmmm. Nice. Prosper. Delicious word, isn´t it? A positive "be better off" thing that leads to a "feel better" situation. I want that.
It kept coming up from different sources.
The investigation part began, starting by the definition:
1.- To be fortunate or successful, especially in terms of one's finances; thrive.
2.- to thrive, succeed, etc., or cause to thrive, succeed, etc. in a healthy way
So I can use it for me AND others? This word is getting better and better.
It is a verb, an action word. Looking forn synonyms I found: succed (looking forward to this), advance (good compass), progress (ditto), thrive (sounds awesome), make it, flower, get on, do well, flourish, bloom (another good compass: does this make me bloom?), make good (easy to see and measure), be fortunate, grow rich (need to find a way).
Being the Scy-Fi fan that I am "Prosper" became "Live long and prosper", which coming from Mr. Spock, half over analytical Vulcan and half emotional human ( any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, well ... why deny it ;) ) seemed so fit.
Related words to "prosper": luxuraiate, overgrow, proliferate, shoot up, germinate, root, sprout, bloom, flower, fruit, produce, propagete, regenerate, seed.
All those tie to the "roots and wings" concept that was a close second.