Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Winsome

Winsome means generally pleasing and engaging, often because of a childlike charm or innocence. Winsome derives from the Old English wynn (joy or pleasure). Winsome also means cheerful, lighthearted and charming. Winsome is a fantastic descriptive term that has so many, well, winsome uses! One can have a winsome smile, a winsome laugh, a winsome… Continue reading Word Nerd: Winsome

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 314 ~ Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase

"Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase." ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Faith is a source of all things, big and small... "Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase." This quote is such a powerful one, one that invokes change and… Continue reading Monday Mantra 314 ~ Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Subnivean

Subnivean means occurring underneath a layer of snow. Subnivean is derived from the prefix sub- and the Latin base niveus or niveous (of snow). Subnivean is a play on last week's Word Nerd niveous, only it means existing, living or carried out underneath snow. Subnivean is also a delightful descriptive word and could be used… Continue reading Word Nerd: Subnivean

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 313 ~ If You are Reading This, I Hope Something Wonderful Happens for You Today…

"If you are reading this, I hope something wonderful happens for you today." ~ Ella Patrice Some days need an extra dose of gentleness... "If you are reading this, I hope something wonderful happens for you today." Simply, soft, loving words for a simple, soft, loving kind of day. I hope that for you, something… Continue reading Monday Mantra 313 ~ If You are Reading This, I Hope Something Wonderful Happens for You Today…

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Niveous

Niveous mean of, or relating to snow; snowy. Niveous derives from the Latin niveus, from nix (snow). Niveous is such a beautiful wintry word. Niveous can be used to describe snowy conditions - "The forest lay quite beneath it's cold, niveous blanket." or "There was mystery in the niveous winter air, so cold and clear… Continue reading Word Nerd: Niveous

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 312 ~ Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past…

"Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past." ~ Craig D. Lounsbrough And so the circle turns once more, another year, another day, as we step forward... "Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past."… Continue reading Monday Mantra 312 ~ Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past…