Words That Lift And Carry

images-1 I don’t know about you, but I need all the help I can get encouragement wise.  Whenever a word keeps coming up I feel it’s speaking to me.

Emboldened is the latest : a verb…the courage or confidence to do something or behave in a certain way.  To fortify, hearten, strengthen or cheer…brace, raise, rouse and stir.  Stimulate, rally, invigorate, buck-up.  Goad, inflame, provoke, electrify.

Doesn’t its mere sound increase your heart rate?

To put it in simple layman’s terms, it means to light a fire beneath you.

For example, if someone praises my prose, it makes me want to pen more.  I’m emboldened by the compliment, galvanized to sit and write.

I’m not a very good preener, very hard for me to take a bow, but I do know how good it feels when someone says, well done.  Like sun suddenly shining upon your shoulders.

We all need support in whatever it is we do.  To be emboldened means to sparkle without apology.  To bask in the knowledge we’re relevant in our efforts especially if it’s something we love.  I think writers have to love what they do it being such a solitary effort, same as painting or practicing an instrument.  Acknowledgement becomes like a knock on the door flooding your space with light.

When someone writes a positive response I am more than a little emboldened.  I gleam in its glow.

Such a lovely word bolstering ones creativity like a verbal transfusion hoisting, brightening and buoying your being.

Words, they take your breath, don’t they?

sigh…

SB

 

 

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About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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19 Responses to Words That Lift And Carry

  1. I want to embolden you, Susannah. Such a great article deserves praise. And I thought the word solitary did much to illustrate why emboldened is so app. When someone practices anything in a sequestered atmosphere, and others get to experience what that person has worked hard on in private, and then they receives praise for it, how could they not feel emboldened. Really did love this post. Also, thanks for when you have emboldened me. I’ve always appreciated, Susannah. :O)

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    • It’s a lovely word. Believe it or not, it keeps coming up in stuff I’ve been reading inspiring this post. I never search for one to filet, one always finds me jumping off the page like a school kid who knows the answer. Thanks for writing 🙂

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    • It’s amazing how many words come up I have to look up. Luckily Mac has a handy dictionary and it makes such an impact on your writing when you do. Suddenly there it is in one of your sentences.

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      • Sometimes I’ll run across words that sound wonderful—they roll right off your tongue—and I want to use them. But then I find out their definition and I have to file them away in the word hopper, because I can’t find a way to work them into my post.

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    • Keep them in a notebook so you have them for future essays. You will find a home for each eventually on the page. After Vonrook brought up galvanize, it’s been on my mind. Words really do speak up given the opportunity 🙂

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  2. vondrook says:

    I don’t know about you, Susannah, but I’m all about the word “galvanized!” Thanks for the reminder of that word today, and as always, good work.

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  3. micklively says:

    I await your offerings each morning in blissful anticipation; imbibe like a man possessed; enthuse and bask in your language; worship your thrust and parry; prostrate before your moral compass; escape to your literary landscapes; and still yearn for more.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    What a great word, Susannah. Anyone who reads or writes loves the power and beauty of words.

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  5. I read a lot as a child (explains why I have no athletic prowess at all) and I firmly believe that activity introduced me to words. I weaned off of kid’s literature early (I was precocious as a reader) and often read with a dictionary at my side. (Some of the bad words were new to me.) What I always loved best were the descriptives. A writer can paint a picture as clearly as a painter.

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  6. As you might have noticed I’m catching up on my reading today. I have the day off because my boss left town due to my main man Pope Francis hitting the city of Brotherly Love. The word emboldened describes the speech Frank presented to Congress today. Perfect timing for me to be introduced to its meaning.
    As a society we should all use our words every day to embolden others around us!

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