One Word

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I have a word.

One word that I use when I need to up the ante’ in the strength department.

If my legs won’t fill with vitality to allow an easy transfer from chair to wherever

And I begin to slip into the downward spiral of “can’t”

I try again with the addition of my word.

My word is: THRIVE.

Every time I call in this juju..

I mean EVERY time- it steps in and fills in the empty place I can’t quite get to on my own.

I use it in any situation I feel myself caving.

I must treat this word like sacred ground and not mess around with using it when I don’t REALLY need to.

Thus- she is there when I need her.

Words matter.

How we say them matters; safe voice? or demanding? or insecure or wanton?

Holier-than-thou? or even and curious? Supplicant? or humble in our need?

When I say: “THRIVE” it is said as a statement. Like I remember that state and call it in to use all the magic for my moment of need.

After awhile the ‘thrivingness’ becomes my back story and informs my life like a constant shower of glitter

Without the mess.

But messes do happen for me

And then I once more count on my word.

Thrive on, Cathy. Thrive on.


4 Responses to “One Word”

  1. willow1945 on September 12th, 2014

    The magical power of words!

  2. Alexandra Eldridge on September 13th, 2014

    You, a magician of words and thought! Keep on teaching us. xA

  3. Barry on September 13th, 2014

    I have a few words, but they’re all x-rated.

  4. Jane on September 14th, 2014

    I didn’t think it was possible to thrive with a condition like MS. I still struggle, but this helps for those times when thriving seems impossible. Thanks for the reminder that it is always possible and important to thrive, and for being such a great example.

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