Learn A New Word A Day..

SELFIEIn this day and age where communication is progressing in leaps and bounds, it requires some keeping up with the slew of new words and phrases that are being used so freely by the younger generation and the world in general.

Naturally the Oxford Dictionary has to keep up with the pace and progressively includes new words, one of which came to my attention only today.

Coincidentally, the dictionary announced this word in August 2013, and almost simultaneously, it has gone viral on the social media – because of one well-known personality.

In this instance, the new word and Oxford’s definition is: (click here)
Selfie (Selfy):a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

And the ‘selfie’ that has gone “right up to the top” as described in The Verge online news (click here to read) – is one of a group of teenagers who managed to include Pope Francis in their group selfie during a visit to the Vatican.

More on this ‘historical moment’ in The Telegraph (click here to read).

Well, as they say: Learn something new everyday AND Learn a new word a day,(especially for our generation).


Learn Something New Everyday….

Today, Suzanne and I were humbled to find ourselves included in the list of interesting achievers as well as illustrious octogenarians… in a post entitled ‘is it worth living till 90?’ by seniorsaloud.blogpost.com. Our answer is…. most definitely… YES!

My siblings all lived into their 90s. I being the youngest in the family, am a freshly-minted 89, while my eldest sister is still of very sound mind and fuelled by a feisty zest for life at 97. In our own ways, we certainly make the most of our daily lives. By the grace of God, we look forward to enjoying more of our Golden Years, filled with blessings from above.

Besides keeping physically fit, Suzanne and I believe that one of the ‘tricks’ to keeping youthful is also to discover and learn new things constantly.  We are always eager to jump onto a new bandwagon of learning, so to speak, as new knowledge and interests spark up our whole mindsets. This then takes on a domino effect of sending positive and wellness vibes into the rest of our miraculous systems. 

Hence the ‘bright- eyed and bushy tailed’ looks that light up our faces when we have come away with new snippets of know-how, on subjects that up until then, were completely out of our comprehension and grasp.

The people at this site clearly explain the benefits of absorbing a new fact or two each day. Yes it is as simple as that, in an effort to keep ourselves interested and interesting to others around us.

Other links to help you along with easy access to enriching your knowledge with some pearls of wisdom:                         http://zidbits.com/                                                                                http://lifehacker.com/199285/learn-something-new-every-day-with-wikipedias-randompage

Last but not least, some people subscribe to the practice of writing a list of ‘things to be thankful for’ on a daily basis.  We do the same, but in the form of prayers,  to thank and appreciate the good Lord for all our blessings. Amen.