Tag: whimsy

A Word on Wednesday: Whimsy

It is easy for me to be contemplative, serious, and reflective. Being fun and carefree is a lot more intentional than natural for me. It is my good fortune to have a dear friend who I associate with whimsy. Missy is the one with whom…

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: Passioneer

The noun passion is a strong emotion or feeling most often associated with lust and desire. The suffix –eer originally occurred in loanwords from the French (buccaneer and pioneer) and productive in the formation of English nouns denoting persons who produce, handle, or are otherwise significantly associated…