Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Solacing

Solacing means to give comfort to, or make cheerful, in grief or misfortune. Solacing can also be used as a noun meaning a source of relief or consolation. Solacing derives from the Latin solari (to comfort), which is also the source of the English words console and consolation. Solacing has several word relations in solace,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Solacing

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 285 – The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time

"The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” ~ Douglas Wood Gratitude is more than a feeling, it is a way of fully being... "The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same… Continue reading Monday Mantra 285 – The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Gigglemug

Gigglemug is Victorian slang for a habitually smiling face. Gigglemug is derived from giggle (laughing in a silly way) and mug (face). Gigglemug is such a silly, fun, kooky Victorian slang word. I mean even seeing it or saying brings a smile to the face, thus making one a gigglemug - don't ya just love… Continue reading Word Nerd: Gigglemug

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Twaddle

Twaddle is speech or writing that is foolish, silly or untrue. Twaddle is an alteration of the English slang twattle, which is a blend of twiddle (to turn around idly) and tattle(to chatter or gossip secrets). Twaddle was first used around 1782 and twattle was first used around 1540. Twaddle and twattle can be used… Continue reading Word Nerd: Twaddle

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 284 – Happiness is a direction, not a place

"Happiness is a direction, not a place.” ~ Sydney J. Harris To be happy is not so much a goal than it is a mindset... "Happiness is a direction, not a place." Who doesn't want to be happy? To experience happiness and have happy thoughts and feelings? I know I most certainly do and I… Continue reading Monday Mantra 284 – Happiness is a direction, not a place

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 283 – While we are trying to make sense of things, may we learn to make peace with things.

"While we are trying to make sense of things, may we learn to make peace with things.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols The world may feel as though it is functioning in pure chaos, but we can navigate it with this sage advice in mind... "While we are trying to make sense of things, may we… Continue reading Monday Mantra 283 – While we are trying to make sense of things, may we learn to make peace with things.