Monday, January 19, 2015

Quote of the Week

This is day 11 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Please join me as we share a month of reading, writing and discovery. Today's topic is Word for the year.


Words have no power... which you do not give them. - Bruce McAllister The Village Sang to the Sea: A Memoir of Magic

Words are just an assembly of letters.  Once we assemble the letters into words, we give them a definition. Now that the words have meaning, we use them to communicate. This is where it gets tricky. You know the saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"?  

I see two ways of looking at this. False, of course words can hurt me. Just think of all the cruel things that are said that diminish our self-esteem, leave us feeling isolated, even humiliated. This happens when we allow the words to have that power.  


Or it's true, and words cannot hurt me... if I don't let them.  If we can put aside the hurtful words, we take away their power.  This is not an easy thing to do and many people suffer from careless, thoughtless or malicious remarks.


For this challenge, we were supposed to focus on a word for the year.  Since we're just getting started I don't know which words will be trendy this year.  Last year these ten words made the short list:  Culture, Nostalgia, Insidious, Legacy, Feminism, Je ne sais quoi, Innovation, Surreptitious, Autonomy, Morbidity.

This is my list.


What is your word (or words) for the year?

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11 comments:

  1. This was beautiful. I'm gonna have to dig through this whole writing challenge series! thank you for sharing your blog!
    Gratefully, CJ

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    1. Thank you Christy! I am glad you enjoyed it. I have been following your blog for years, and really enjoy your videos, too.

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  2. That is the very best advice EVER. I tend to give weight to others words. It is so important to not give any weight to them! I love this!

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    1. Thanks Katherine. I think this is something so many struggle with. It's all about which words we choose to give power to and only give power to the positive. Maybe that's my new catch phrase "power to the positive.

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  3. It's not always the words, rather the way they are delivered, that's for sure. The one word I truly like in your cat... laughter. It's something I think we all need to do more of.

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    1. Laughter is a good word and laughing makes us feel good.

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  4. First of all, I love the images, especially the cat. Mine word is "Laughter." Laughter has saved me so many times:~)

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    1. Those images were fun to do. I used tagxedo.com and there are lots of options, colors, shapes, etc. Laughter is a popular and positive word.

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