Thoughts, Ideas, and Concepts by Sandra Parks

Archive for October, 2009

Word Of The Day

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karuna (KUH-roo-na) noun

  Loving compassion.

[From Sanskrit karuna (compassion).]

  “Once we experience and feel this inter-dependence of all living beings,
  we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill another. We will want
  to free all sentient beings from suffering. This is karuna, compassion,
  which in turn gives rise to the responsibility to create happiness and
  its causes for all.”

Word Of The Day

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minatory

PRONUNCIATION:

(MIN-uh-tor-ee, MYN-)

MEANING:

adjective: Threatening or menacing.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin minari (to threaten), from minae (threats). Ultimately from the Indo-European root men- (project) that is also the source of menace, mountain, eminent, promenade, demean, amenable, and mouth.

USAGE:

“France has seldom assumed a minatory posture towards India, being much less inclined than other major countries to hector, or push and prod in an attempt to influence policy.”

Word of The Day

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devious

PRONUNCIATION:

(DEE-vee-uhs)

MEANING:

adjective:
1. Departing from the straight or the usual way.
2. Sneaky; underhanded.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin devius (out of the way), from de- (out of) + via (way). Ultimately from the Indo-European root wegh- (to go or to transport in a vehicle) that resulted in words such as deviate, way, weight, wagon, vogue, vehicle, vector, envoy, and trivial.

USAGE:

“Life has a devious way of hiding the edge of the cliff.”
Ed Stephens Jr.; Sun! Sand! Co-payments! Saipan Tribune (North Mariana Islands); Aug 28, 2009.

“With John Jowett, he’s laid bare British politicians’ and lobbyists’ devious, sneaky, Machiavellian manoeuvrings in a comedy that may leave audiences wondering if this kind of farce goes on closer to home.”

WORD OF THE DAY

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identic (eye-DEN-tik) adjective

  1. Relating to a diplomatic action in which two or more governments
      agree to follow the same course in relations with another government.

  2. Identical.

[From Latin identicus (identical).]

WORD OF THE DAY

Sorry I’m late on the word of the day.  But never the less here it is.  Enjoy!!!!  Don’t forget to leave a sentence. 

diurnation (dy-uhr-NAY-shuhn) noun

  The habit of sleeping or being dormant during the day.

[From Latin diurnus (daily), from dies (day).]

Thinking Out Loud

Sometimes things happen to us and we have no idea why.  We start going back through our lives and trying to evaluate what it is we did wrong or right.  Who did we hurt.  Should I have done this or that.  Most of us believe in Karma and I believe that is what makes us go back and re think our actions and behaviours. 

I find myself literally always thinking.   Sometimes I get a headache simply because my mind wont shut down.  I go to bed thinking and I wake up thinking.  Sometimes when I wake up early I go into prayer.  Sometimes I don’t, I simply lay there. 

Have you ever had these feelings or is it just me?  Do you have incomplete thoughts throughout the day?  Do you believe in Karma?  Do you believe that what comes around goes around?  Do you think that perhaps maybe when things happen to you it’s because at some point in your life you did something to someone else?

You know I lost my puppy about a week ago.  My oh my I thought that I was going to die!!!  I never knew what it meant to lose a puppy because I had never lost one.  And you hear others talking about it but it doesn’t hit home until it happen to you.  To this day I find it hard to sleep.  I find myself seeing his body on the ground.  I see him doing things that he use to do.  Tuesday when I was in the kitchen I know I saw him sit right beside my left leg. 

I’m a very visual person.  I hate that sometimes.  Because I have a very hard time getting images out of my head once I see them.  This sometimes hinders me to forgive.  I know that in order for me to move forward that I must get pass these things.  Problem is I don’t know how to because of the things that I see.

So how do you get images out of your head?  How do you deal with hurt and pain if the pictures, the images, the visuals constantly keep being relived in my head?

I’m just thinking out loud.  However if you have answers to this please leave me a comment or two. 

Also even as I type this blog my mind is racing.  So many things popped up while I was typing that it was hard to stay focus. 

Sincerely,

Sandra A. Parks

WORD OF THE DAY

As promised here is your word of the day.  Enjoy and don’t forget to use the word daily in your every day conversation and also leave a sentence.  Thanks

balbriggan (bal-BRIG-uhn) noun

  A knitted, unbleached cotton fabric, used in hosiery and underwear.

[After Balbriggan, a town near Dublin in Ireland, where it was first made.]

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