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Jan
30

Word of the day: Prepared

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Merriam-Webster defines this word as, “subjected to a special process or treatment.”

Having the ability to be prepared is not something that is always possible. In a way, we should think of being prepared as a blessing. Life is unpredictable and sometimes cannot be prepared for everything that is to come in the future.

“I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.”- Benjamin Disraeli

I think sometimes people get caught up in being prepared for things in the far future. I believe we should think of being prepared for what is ahead in our short term future. For example, the office meeting you have next week would be short term future and being prepared for the possible death of a Grandma continues to get older. You can only mentally take on so much. After you do your best, you can just hope you did enough for the situation that lies ahead.

“We are prepared for insults, but compliments leave us baffled.”-Mason Cooley

Negative events are what people naturally fear the most, and try to always be the most prepared for. Ironically, when positive things come along, sometimes we are so caught up in being prepared for the worst we are caught off guard by positive things.

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Dec
28

Word of the day:Inspiring

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This word is defined as, “having an animating or exalting effect” by Merriam-Webster dictionary.

I think the world should be seen as a giant world of ideas waiting to be discovered. The amazing part is getting to be a part of such an extraordinary process of who is inspired by what. What inspires you in your everyday life? Or did you help inspire someone else?

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”-Ronald Reagan

The cool thing about being inspiring is sometimes you may never know that you had been. The thoughts from certain things sometimes come to our mind at a later time than when we first had an encounter with what inspired us.

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”-Robert Louis Stevenson

Take five minutes of your day to clear your head and just take in your world. Open your senses to feel inspired. Maybe the slight warmer weather inspired you to go for a run outside this morning. Or maybe you want to inspire someone else. Once, I knew a lady who wrote words of wisdom on a side walk every day. She left a little piece for someone each day not knowing how it reflected upon anyone, but still each day doing it again.

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Dec
19

Word of the day: Love

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Merriam-Webster defines love as, “a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; attraction based on sexual desire; attraction based on admiration: an assurance of affection: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another; a person’s adoration of God: a good or personification of love: an amorous episode: sexual embrace: a score of zero in tennis.”

As humans, we all have a desire and want for love. To some degree I would say loving and being loved is a necessity in life. No one wants to admit that they need anything from anyone because they like independence, but even those people need love.

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” -Jim Morrison

Sometimes when it is stated that all people need love, it is assumed that love indicates a romantic sort of relationship. Love is found in romantic relationships yes, but in friends and family as well. Surrounding yourself with those who care for you is a very healthy goal to work toward if you have not already achieved it. That care is often times developed into a love for one another, and that bond of love is stronger than you realize.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”-Lao Tzu

Opening our hearts and being vulnerable is not always an easy task, and it often takes time to allow letting our guards down so to speak. Loving someone and taking a risk reflects one’s individual courage. On the other hand, being loved by another requires strength to be strong and let people into your heart.

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