Monday, May 31, 2010

my favorite word...

The other night I was out to dinner with some friends of mine. Eight-year-old B said to me, "Hey, Sharilyn! What's your favorite word?"

I paused for a moment to ponder the question... there are just so many good words out there! I decided upon one, and just as I was about to tell him what it was, he said, "I bet I know what your favorite word is...."

"What do you think it is, B?"

"AMAZING!" and amazingly he was right! That was the word I was going to say!

I said, "Hey! That's what I was going to say!"

He said, "Well, I knew it was."

"How did you know that?" I asked.

"I knew it because you like exploring and finding cool stuff!"

I laughed and told him he was right. He smiled, quite pleased with himself, and I smiled, quite pleased that he would know that about me... from our shared adventures of discovery-- searching out bugs in his yard, closely examining flowers and leaves, discovering hearts of all types, playing on the beach together, and generally being AMAZED at God's truly amazing creation!

I decided a couple of years ago that I wanted to use words that were really worth using-- big words, not necessarily big in size but big in their descriptive powers. Words like --"fantastic" and "wonderful" and "magnificent" rather than just "good" or "cool" or "nice." And "amazing"... because that's what it's truly like to live in this world our Father created for us, and I never want to stop being amazed by it... or by Him!

...just something to think about...
what's YOUR favorite word, and what does it speak about you?


  1. Well said Sharilyn. I never want to stop being amazed by God, everyday! So keep on sharing the discoveries you have there, amaze us!

    Bless your day.

  2. That's quite an insightful kid; "amazing" is a great word. I think he's got you figured out too. I really wish we had a word big enough to capture how big and wonderful and, well, amazing God really is.

    As for me, I tend to like words like "booger" and stinky." :-)

  3. OH MY GOSH, DAVE!!!! you crack me UP!!!! i'm sitting in the jury assembly room waiting for my turn to serve justice upon some poor soul, and i read your comment... and i laughed out LOUD!!! :D the guy sitting next to me probably thinks i'm a loony, and i'm just waiting for him to ask... :)

  4. What's my favorite word? Now that is a huge challenge! There are just so many good ones out there! I'm going to have to give it some thought!
    Love the food for thought.

  5. hi miss sharilyn ... cool blog from peyton

  6. Ok, I know you probably don't need to hear this, but I'm going to say it anyway:

    We all miss your blog!

    Okay. That's all. You may continue with your regularly scheduled day.

    (word verification: noprev. I thought it said no perv and had to do a double take)

  7. I always want to be amazed by God. I always want to be amazed by those around me.

    And today, I am. I like this!


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