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Friday, 1 November 2013

New Series :: 1 Word - Many Thoughts


Hello World!!!

I’ve decided to start this series thingy, called “1 word – Many thoughts”. For each of this kind of post, I would:

·         Include the simple and neutral definition of the word

·         Ask a few thought-provoking/random questions

·         Jot down a few positive and negative adjectives, kinda like showing both sides of a coin

·         Attach a poem, quote, or picture that applies to or is about the topic of the post.

·         And finally, end with a challenge.

You might be wondering the reason behind this series… Well, I just felt like taking something simple and commonly overlooked and turning it into an object for consideration. You know how we tend to overlook certain things after getting used to them. I just thought that maybe I should slow down and take these simple objects, abstract or tangible, and make them meaningful in some way... and at the same time sharing them with you. Some topics will probably be more ‘chim’ than others. I might not be making sense right now, but anyways…

I hope you peoplez will enjoy more of this kinds of posts.

 

1 word Many thoughts

~Word~

Definition: A single meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written of printed.

 

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Have you ever wondered what made you say what you said? Have you ever regretted saying something seconds after it leaves your lips? Have you ever wished you could take it back, erase the memory, and dry the tears? How you ever wanted to say something, but never had the guts too? Or how about the time when you were lost for words at the moment, and found the right one a little too late? Have you ever wondered why the sound for ‘f’ is just blowing between your teeth and lower lip? And why ‘ph’ and ‘gh’ sounds just like ‘f’?

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Words –  A powerful, strong, deadly, hurtful, sharp, piercing, callused, abusive, negative, slanderous, insulting, offensive weapon.

Or…

Words – A powerful, strong, helpful, encouraging, hopeful, inspiring, reassuring, positive, informative, uplifting, calming, comforting tool.

Words can be used in these two ways… Which do you use more? Which do you want used towards you?

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Here’s a poem I found about words.

Drop a pebble in the water:
just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples

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ircling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center,

flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling

where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water:
in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing,

and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing

to a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river

just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute it is gone; 
But there's half-a-hundred ripples   

circling on and on and on.     
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading       

from the center as they go,         
And there is no way to stop them,            

once you've started them to flow.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
in a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing,

and there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart

a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy

ere you dropped that unkind word.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples

circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort

on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume

of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
in a minute you forget; 
But there's gladness still a-swelling,   

and there's joy circling yet,     
And you've rolled a wave of comfort       

whose sweet music can be heard         
Over miles and miles of water            

just by dropping one kind word.

~By James W. Foley~

Isn’t that true? I really love this poem. I heard a friend recite it ages ago and I have never forgotten the title. Words are really that incredible. We can use them to build up and to tear down. By saying a kind words, you can totally make someone’s day. By dropping a single unkind word, you can rent a hole in someone heart…

So here’s the challenge…

Make someone’s today, just by saying something encouraging, hopeful, helpful, positive, supportive, and maybe even inspiring.

 

Buhbai!

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