Posted in Good Stuff, tagged action, Hope, perserverance on February 23, 2012 |
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Words are pretty powerful tools.
I remembered this as I wrote my post yesterday. I read a long time ago that women have about twice as many words to say in a given day than a man does. Right now I don’t know why that is, but if I am going to send twice as many words into people’s ears today than my husband will, I want to pay attention to the quality of these words and the intent in which they are delivered.
Words, like my friend color from yesterday, have the ability to evoke a range of emotions from us. The word “color” makes me smile. But today I am curious what word makes you hope.
Hope itself is one of the best words I know. Who doesn’t love feeling hopeful? But hope comes in different packages. I have decided that perseverance is a hopeful word. It involves action on my part, whether just in the direction of my heart or in a task. I get to play a part when I persevere, and that helps me stay hopeful. When I think of someone who has persevered, I think of someone who has worked consistently at life to make a difference in the world around them.They are active participants, not letting life just happen to them, but jumping in and really living!
What word or phrase makes you hopeful?
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Posted in Good Stuff, tagged color, good, joy, Smile on February 22, 2012 |
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One thing I love about living on this whirling orb called Earth is that there are so many things which make us smile. Smiling makes me feel good, therefore I want to think about stuff everyday that makes me smile.
Some days it’s hard to remember that smileable moments are just waiting for me to see them. But like Mount Rainier on a rainy day, they do indeed always exist, even if I can’t see them at the moment. If I am seeking them out, they are there. And on the many good days I get to live in this life, the smile turns into a laugh.
So today, please leave a comment and tell me one word or phrase that makes you smile. Give yourself one minute to choose your word. Explain why it makes you smile if you’d like.Think on that word today and let it bring joy to your heart.
My word today is color! It brings feeling and beauty to the
space it occupies. Because my work is about working with color in people’s lives, I get to make people smile on a regular basis!
I can’t wait to hear your word, the one that will remind you of the joy at your fingertips.
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