A Word on Wednesday: Restore

Today, I celebrate the word restore. 

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The verb restore is one to use in prose, poetry, and conversation. It is precise in its promise of righting wrongs. The practice of restoring requires faith in bringing back the authenticity of the original. Restoring provides the opportunity to make whole again.Restore’s intended use with an object has resonating applications for both concrete and abstract nouns.

Photo Restoration 

Concretely, one can restore furniture, paintings, photographs, jewelry, buildings, vehicles, musical instruments, clothing, statues, or documents. This is not to be confused with replicating or replacing.

The action word restore is also one to practice in living.

And here, I refer to abstract objects — the ideas, the man made constructs:

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  • Faith
  • Trust
  • Friendship
  • Health
  • Hope
  • Vigor
  • Confidence
  • Strength
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Order
  • Self

This abstract restoration offers the best chance at sustaining our most authentic self. Listen to your genuine cravings for well being to restore what becomes lost in the busyness of living.

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