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!