The Word of the Day* for September 8, 2009 was refulgent. An adjective that means: “Shining brightly; radiant; brilliant; resplendent.”
Apart from the minor fact that I had never heard of the word before, I couldn’t help wonder if we, you and I, are refulgent? Or simply Black Holes that rather than reflect light to others, suck it all up and smother it? What think you?
“Refulgent comes from the present participle of Latin refulgere, "to flash back, to shine brightly." Again are you and I flashing back the light that comes our way or are we killing it with our negativity and despair? If so what can you and I do to become refulgent and let our lights and our lives shine brightly if not refulgently again?
For starters I think we all can be a little more positive to the negative things in life. Some people argue incessantly over whether their glass is half full or half empty, whilst others are simply glad to have a glass with something in it.
Another thing we can do, is to be more appreciative of what others are trying to do for us, even if they never achieve that, or at least achieve it to our preferred standards.
Talking of which, when was the last time you said thank you for anything, big or small done for you, whether it was “their Job” or not? Just something to think on for today, hey?
* Dictionary.com Word of the Day http://www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday/