Tag: future

A Word on Wednesday: Caesura

Caesura is the main pause of a poem. The word originates from 16th Century Latin, literally translating to a cutting, from caedere to cut.   The stop or pause in a metrical line, is often marked by punctuation or by a grammatical boundary, such as…

A Word on Wednesday: Vacillating

  Low confidence can result in the inability to make a decision causing the consequences. The verb vacillate sums up this inability to decide. A person who vacillates alternates or wavers between different options or actions and is described as indecisive, hesitating, and not…

A Word on Wednesday: Discovery

A discovery is an act or instance of discovering. Discovery also refers to the thing, which has been discovered. The discovery does not need to be something new in order to be discovered. Only new to the seeker.I hope to routinely discover glimmers of…

A Word on Wednesday: Optimism

Optimism is something to celebrate. An optimist will remember the promise of spring on a blustery, winter day, believe in what’s possible rather than dwell on the impossible, and live with more hope than worry. This glass-half-full mindset is shorthand for optimism.      The…

A Word on Wednesday: Worry

People warn not to worry, yet concerns continue and mount without seeming end. These concerns amass to draw attention. If one is careless, the attention becomes worry.  To worry is to torment oneself with disturbing thoughts; to torment with cares, anxieties. To worry is…

A Word on Wednesday: Recovery

I decided to wrap up my Mental Health series with the word recovery. The word recovery dates to the mid Fourteenth Century, from the Anglo-French recoverie; it speaks to a “return to health.” Contemporary usage considers recovery as the act of recovering. This first definition…

A Word on Wednesday: Will

Today’s post is about the word will when used as an auxiliary verb. An auxiliary verb is used in forming tenses, moods, and voices of other verbs. Will moves an action to the future. After we collectively counted down the last minutes of 2016, we…