Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Tannenbaum

Tannenbaum is a fir tree or Christmas tree. Tannenbaum is the German word for fir tree. Tannenbaum is a rather obvious choice of word, I know, since O' Tannenbaum is a fairly familiar song even to those who don't celebrate Christmas. The modern lyrics of O' Tannenbaum were written in 1824 by the German composer… Continue reading Word Nerd: Tannenbaum

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 253 – The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart…

“The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of the heart” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Holidays come all year round, not just once, but constantly, if we but pay attention... "The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; The secret anniversaries of… Continue reading Monday Mantra 253 – The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart…

Gratitude and kindness cultivate miracles Ella of LaWhimsy quote Monday Mantra 180 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 180 – Gratitude and kindness cultivate miracles

“Gratitude and kindness cultivate miracles.” ~ Ella of LaWhimsy Gratitude and thankfulness are in full focus at this time of year. Reminders to pause and be grateful for all that you have, those that love you are all around. Counting your blessings and being contented with all that there is, big and small, seems easy… Continue reading Monday Mantra 180 – Gratitude and kindness cultivate miracles

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Word Nerd: Absquatulate

Absquatulate means to leave suddenly. Absquatulate's use originates around the 1820's and it's origins are based in pseudo-Latin with the initial abs- of other Latin words like abscond, squat (cower), and the final -tulate (congratulate). Absquatulate is essentially a slang term and an incredibly humorous and fun one at that. I mean it's so much… Continue reading Word Nerd: Absquatulate

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 252 – I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out

"I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out." It's a simple truth that can be difficult to lean into sometimes... "I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out." Things will work out. They always do. It's a basic fact. Now how and when and why things work out, well,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 252 – I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out

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Word Nerd: Pepita

Pepita is the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash. Pepita derives from the Mexican Spanish pepita de calabaza (little seed of squash) and it also derives from the old French word pippin (seed). Pepita most specifically refers to the roasted, toasted, or dried version of a pumpkin or squash seed that is consumed as… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pepita