Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Thankfulness – Wordplay Wednesday™ 11/21/18

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     Now, on with the week ... 

Plentiful … in Thought, Deed, and Hope

Oxford University, Oxford England
Sadly, Oxford University Press’s 2018 official word of the year is “toxic.” Did they judge too harshly?

There were many tragedies over the year through which sprang much compassion, generosity, and warmth. Wouldn’t “thankfulness” for the gentleness of people and their actions, who are not toxic, been a kinder selection? Feel free to comment below, or in a private email: LinDee @ (Remove spaces before/after @ sign.)

With that in mind, let’s not focus on the noxious, choosing instead, to carry this week’s annual words, thoughts, deeds of gratitude and appreciation into the New Year, with …

THANKFULNESS (thaŋkʹfɘl nɘs) n. – state, quality, or instance of being … feeling or expressing thanks; grateful.  [WW #191] 

No, this certainly isn’t an unknown or obscure word, but it is often overlooked and taken for granted. This season, explore the true meaning of thankfulness for what you have, rather than what is perceived as lacking. You’ll likely be pleasantly surprised and enjoy a much happier Holiday Season.

And, what better way to begin a New Year? Thankful for that which brought you to another new beginning, and
thankfulness that you are able to start with a positive step of advance gratitude for that which will come.

Word Challenge: THANKFULNESS. We can’t help but think about it while going about our Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Season. How do you feel about it? Ponder, as you fit thankfulness into your week of appreciative writings.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost, simple joy. Do you feel that way too? What’s your inspiration? Share your creative genius and Wordplay Wednesday comments below.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 


LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series about pioneering R&R Radio DJs. The true behind-the-mic tales make GREAT Holiday Gifts available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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