WORD OF THE WEEK:
So my word of the week is Replenish.
I start with this word as many many many moons ago I was at work and training a new employee the ways of a job. Iwas running through a procedure when this word comes up. It baffled me as I had never heard this word in my life, or if I had, did not recognise it.
I asked my trainee if they had any idea on what it meant, and after some guesswork, I realised it meant to fill up the tray with the similar product again. I then wobbled away to the office, hit the amazing Google button (I prefer a dictionary and thesaurus but hard to come by even over seven years ago) and confirmed my suspicions. I was annoyed as I got stung by this one word and then made it my goal to learn new words on a daily basis and look into the synonyms for each word. It’s a hearty ambition and I know I won’t get through every word but I like to learn.
I also realised that day, no matter the way we speak, the words we use or the inability to grasp phrases others use, we are all fucking human. I have never felt disheartened by a word I have not understood again and now encourage others to question words and never feel stupid for asking. (There are a few people that I know deliberately use words in front of my friends or colleagues just to make them feel small and that person to be superior. Words were definitely not designed for that).
Life is full of learning opportunities and we should embrace it, be it words, new foods and drinks or be it whatever. Let’s enjoy this opportunity as I am sure many of you do! I love reading books and stories with words I get to learn from so I can fit alternatives in my own life when it is necessary.
I am not against people using elaborate words but some just use them for evil.
Sorry if that came across as a rant :s I promise next week will be full of rainbows and bunnies…oh and darkness.
SONG OF THE WEEK
Let’s leave this on a light note shall we. I am a lover of music and find it motivating.So this week my song choice is…….
Beauty and the Beast – Be our guest
The film is my favourite Disney film and one of my all time favourites. I have been singing (very badly) this song over and over this past week until it drives my wife nuts, my friends bonkers and eventually gives myself a headache.
I will not add the lyrics to this one, but ask you, to go away and listen to it and see how it leaves you.
It leaves me feeling rejuvenated and like I can do a jig.
And on that note, I hope you all have a fantastic day 🙂