Monday, May 17, 2010

The Words of My Life

I have had a lot of time to think over the last 3 days... I have spent over twenty hours driving since Thursday afternoon. Yikes!  Talk about some alone time. I spent some of that time doing something that I think is important...
I thought about words.  Not just any words, the words that I think are important to me- the words that have had an impact on my life and demonstrate something important to me. Here is what I came up with:

bliss                                    love
friends                            change
freedom                              choices
joy                                      create
faith                                     family

Each of these words have played a role in my life and getting me to where I am today. These words contain the story of my life. They might change, just like I change, but they will always be important to me which is funny because after all... they are "just" words.

What about you? What words are important in your life? I would love to hear about words that help tell your story!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Words. Have you ever taken a moment to stop and truly think about them and the weight they carry? The impact they have? They way they can cause any situation to change... for good or bad? I am a lover of words. I have always loved them them-perhaps without fully realizing it. I love the way they come together on a page to form sentences which form paragraphs, chapters, and then entire books. Words are the foundation for the life in which we live. They express emotion: anger, love, hate, joy, pride, grief, disbelief. They form who we are-or who we say we are- and they have the power to transform a life. Words are one of the most basic elements of life, yet like so many other things, we take them for granted. They are abundant and never ending, after all. Words express so much and hold so much power. Sometimes, a reminder of their importance is necessary. I love words- I love the memories they evoke, the situations they create, and the power they have. Perhaps that is why I am an English Teacher. Perhaps that is why I own a business in which words are the central element. I believe that looking at words and their meaning is important. Why do certain words evoke emotions in some people and not others? Why do some words contain such immense power? Why do we use one word and not another? Reflecting on something that we use every single day and considering their importance should be a part of who we are. Reflecting on words and their role in our lives is the goal of this blog. It is an ongoing  discussion about a core part of who we are. What words are important to you? Affect you? Have created who you are? I am excited to discuss and consider what words are important to me, and more importantly, hear from you about the role that words play in your lives.