Monday, May 17, 2010

The wordsmith is in...

I love words.

As a kid I collected words like some kids collect crayons.

If there's a better way to say something, I want to find it.

Writing words, saying words, singing words, typing words... any way to utilize words to increase others, is what I love to do. 

Martin Luther said, "If you want to change the world, pick  up your pen."  I believe that with all my heart.  I wake up each day with a passion in my heart to do that.

I've decided that some time during each week I'm going to share a "word of the week."  The word will be one that I particularly enjoy using and want to share with others.  I will share the definition but also ways that I might typically use the word in a sentence.

If you want to increase your vocabulary, try adding just one new word a week.  Find ways to fit that word into your converations in some way every day.  In doing so you will have practice using the word and it will become a regular part of your vocabulary that will be called to mind when you're looking for a more descriptive word. 

Okay, the word for today is:  extemporaneously  

I love this word and have used it since high school! 

It means to do something without advance notice, preparation or practice. 

Ways that I might use this word in a sentence:

1)  They never told me that I'd be preaching for the next service in Africa, but I extemporaneously shared the word that was on my  heart. 

2)  Jim Bob and Ellie Mae weren't very organized and didn't have a clue that they would need someone to play the wedding march for their ceremony, so at the last minute I extemporaneously played it when Ellie Mae's mother asked me to. 

3)  The ladies at the party were very interested in fashion and asked Candy to teach a workshop.  Although she had no advance notice, Candy taught a session extemporaneously.

So there you go...a new word to fit into your conversations this week.  Go and share extemporaneously!

2 comments:

Lynda Young said...

I was the same.. I used to go through the dictionary collecting the strangest words I could find.

I have to say, Extemporaneous is an awesome word :)

Kathryn said...

I never read your blog extemporaneously; I always read it with purpose and intention.