Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday's Word

Hey, Waked Up readers! As Claire told you, my name is Kayleigh and I am so ecstatic to be starting this journey with you! I have to admit... When Claire first asked me to guest write I was really excited. The excitement was soon followed by intimidation, though. Claire-along with all of the other guest writers for that matter-have been so inspirational and uplifting that I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to reach the high bar that they have set for me.

However, my goal is not to be a perfect writer. My goal in writing this Weekly Word is to learn and grow WITH you. I want us all to learn to revel in our imperfections because they are what make us special. Mostly, as I said in my bio, I want to inspire you and to continue to be inspired by you. Thank you for the opportunity to do just that.

ONWARD, my little Wakies!! On to this elusive Word. What's in a word anyway?

Well, according to the dictionary, a word is "a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing." But we all know that it's much more than that, right? After all, a single word can change your life.  Some life changing words that come to my mind are things like love, marriage, birth, travel, faith, education, nature, fitness, awareness.
And although just one single word can have such a huge impact on one's life, when words are put together to form sentences, it is multiplied tenfold.

The dictionary goes on to explain about words that they are "used with other [words] to form a sentence." This part really got my gears spinning. I started to think that maybe humans are similar to words in this way. Surely, one person can be an unstoppable force at times. But something even more remarkable happens when we work together toward a common goal. It seems to me that when we all work together it puts the exclamation point on our life's sentence.

I have a picture in my head of a book full of words and each person in this world standing their own word. A word that is so uniquely true to them that no one could ever mistake which word is theirs. And a word that is irreplaceable. A word without which this magical book could not continue. We are The Word. We are used together to form this book of life and continue to be the living, breathing Word of God. Thank you again for the opportunity to share in this community and to explore different words together.

This week, I want to think about what what my word is and I challenge you to think about what your word is, too. If you are feeling up to it, I would love to hear what your word is and why. Until next time...