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.
Something to think about. With dreams, there’s always a way to go back to the drawing board, re-evaluate, and reinvent….even if it seems easier said than done. Life is fuller when we dream big.
Don’t think so much…just get started. I have a habit of overthinking…which leads to a lot of wasted time and a slew of empty projects. I’m workin’ on it. And yeah, I actually had to look up ‘underdo’…it sounds funny, but it works.
We have the days when we’re riding high, and everything is great…and then those days when nothing seems to go right. Either way, I have learned to appreciate the power of every day. Good or bad, every day is another chance to continue the race.
We are sort of bombarded these days by celebrity news…magazines and television shows fill our heads with news of who is dating who, who is doing what, and who is going where. Between celebrity gossip and reality TV, it’s easy to get caught up in the web of someone else’s life, and sometimes that can cause us to look down upon or neglect our own. While it’s fun to check it all out sometimes, let’s remember to keep the focus on doing what we can to live our own lives the best way we know how.