Today’s dictionary.com word is ‘manqué’, which is ‘having failed, missed, or fallen short, especially because of circumstances or a defect of character; unsuccessful; unfulfilled or frustrated’.
We’ve all had that familiar feeling that maybe we aren’t where we thought we’d be in life. That we’ve failed, that our time has run out, that we haven’t lived up to our potential, or that our dreams are too big or too unrealistic to attain. But at the end of the day, the blessing of who we are today, here and breathing, supersedes everything. There’s always a chance to capture those dreams, because it’s never truly too late to reinvent.
The dictionary.com word challenge continues. Next up is ‘stolid’, which is ‘not easily stirred or moved mentally; unemotional; impassive’.
Our world is pretty jaded, and the simple beauties around us are so powerful and so plentiful, that they’re almost impossibly complex. Think mountains or the sky. The way the sun hits the horizon as it descends toward sunset, or the way the stars glow on those dark, brooding nights. Visually simple, but so amazingly complex.
I’m using dictionary.com’s word of the day to help shatter a writing slump that I’m currently weathering. Today’s word is ‘slake’, which is ‘to lessen or allay (thirst, desire, wrath, etc.) by satisfying’, and my goal is to write a brief piece using that word. No hesitation, no waiting, no perfectionism. Wish me luck.
Who we are today…this version…is the one that we need to be concerned with the most. How can we improve upon today so that tomorrow can be better? Living in the past keeps us trapped in a bubble, preventing us from finding any sort of forward momentum.