Word(s) of the Day: Thanksgiving Edition

Evidently I haven’t done a Word(s) of the Day since September. I’m so sorry, guys, I know how you love learning new words from me with added details about my opinions and/or life. Let’s get down to business (to defeat the Huns)!

  • Love: a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person; a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
  • Loss:  the state of being deprived of or of being without something that one has had; death, or the fact of being dead
  • Change: to transform or convert
  • Thankful: feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative.

Those are our words of the day. Now, I know what you must be thinking: “Why did you choose these words? They’re all… small words children learn at the age of six!”

Because, my friends, sometimes a good dictionary definition is a good way to make one realize what the heck a word means. Did you know, that before I used my dear friend dictionary.com, I had just a general concept of the word love? I mean, you don’t really need anything more than that, but hey, now someone can ask me “Hey, what’s the definition of love?” I can say, instead of something along the lines of “Uh… it’s when you love someone?”, this: “It’s when you have a deep affection for someone close to you.” Take that, brain.

I don’t have any nifty sentences, other than: I am thankful for the love of my family and friends; but I do have a short tale for the loss.

In 2009, my paternal grandmother passed away, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. I felt like a horrible person, because I knew I had treated her badly. But doesn’t everyone feel remorse for that? The following week, I missed an entire week of school, during finals week, no less, because it was a hard blow. I had lost both my grandmas in the course of 13 months. And to be quite honest, I hate traveling to my paternal grandfather’s house because even three years later, I miss her so much. There’s a picture in his dining room of them winning an amount of money from a casino and I wanted to cry, because the holidays just haven’t been the same since A) my family moved and B) she passed away. But I’ve been dealing with this and while it may sound like three years is too long, sometimes it’s not. We all have our own grief patterns.

And for the change: clearly we’re always changing, and I know I have over the past few months. After pulling a stunt like I did in September, it’s kind of hard not to change. I’m also celebrating the visual of my blog (again)! I’m sorry, Elise, but you’ve been a good dragon. You shall be missed and shall most likely be brought back at some point. Until then, au revoir!

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4 thoughts on “Word(s) of the Day: Thanksgiving Edition

    • I thought so, too. It’s important to remember that even the smallest of words are important, too!
      No, I don’t think it’s possible, but it’s the idea of letting go of grief that gets to us. You can’t let it comfort you, but ya know, I don’t think you can let go willy nilly; I think it depends on the person.
      Thanks! Trees are majestic, they really are. Just the other day, I saw a National Geographic with an article about one of the oldest and largest trees in North America. The climber was in rock climbing gear and this tree looked like the side of a huge cliff. It was pretty awesome. (As in inspiring!)

  1. I like the background too! Good for this winter season I think anyways.
    I’m super late on the Thanksgiving wishes so I’ll just say those are definitely good words to look up. It’s good to be reminded of what they actually mean. 😉

    • I didn’t even think about that, to be honest! But it is. And yet it’s still warm, I think.
      It is, isn’t it? I’m glad someone out there thought it was a good idea to compile all the meanings of the words we use. And belated happy Thanksgiving anyway! 😉 (Early Christmas wishes, just case. I’m pretty forgetful sometimes. Just yesterday, I thought it was Thursday and wound up going to the wrong class…)

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