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ThinkingWords: Humility2

hu·mil·i·ty [ hyoo míllətee ] modesty or respectfulness: the quality of being modest or respectful I started a new job. It has consumed me, in a good way, I think, for the last several weeks. I really don’t know what day it is unless I look at a calendar. My life is in some ways a blur right now as ...

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ThinkingWords: Liminality

lim·i·nal: adjective \ˈli-mə-nəl\ 1: of or relating to a sensory threshold 2: barely perceptible 3: of, relating to, or being an intermediate state, phase, or condition : in-between, transitional <in the liminal state between life and death  — Deborah Jowitt> In anthropology, liminality (from the Latin word līmen, meaning “a threshold”) is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs ...

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ThinkingWords: Beginning

be·gin·ning [ bi gínning ] first part: the first part or early stages of something start: the point in time or space at which something starts, comes into existence, or is first encountered early conditions: the conditions in which something or somebody starts     My son was quiet this morning getting ready for school. My daughter tried to hold ...

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ThinkingWords: Happily

hap·pi·ly [ háppilee ] fortunately: used to indicate that something that could have been difficult or disastrous is luckily not so willingly: with willingness in happy way: in a pleased, contented, or joyful way I’ve been thinking about writing for a while now, really since my last entry. I have several posts started and I haven’t hit publish. I’m not sure why. ...

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ThinkingWords: Hole

hole [ hōl ] cavity: a hollow space in a solid object or area aperture: a gap or opening in or through something burrow: a hollowed-out area in the ground where an animal such as a rabbit or mouse lives For the first time ever, I am writing the post before I select the word. It typically doesn’t happen this ...

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