WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 2/13/19

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Tifinie

It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while.  Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life!

 

“Sometimes in our lives we all have pain

We all have sorrow

But if we are wise

We know that there’s always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you’re not strong

And I’ll be your friend

I’ll help you carry on

For it won’t be long

‘Til I’m gonna need

Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride

If I have things you need to borrow

For no one can fill those of your needs

That you won’t let show

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand

We all need somebody to lean on

I just might have a problem that you’ll understand

We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load you have to bear

That you can’t carry

I’m right up the road

I’ll share your load

If you just call me (call me)

If you need a friend (call me)

If you need a friend (call me)

If you ever need a friend (call me)”

 

-Bill Withers

 

The lyrics from Bill Wither’s song “Lean On Me” are a beautiful representation of the outlook we should all have with each other.  This song expresses the importance of having others to rely on and to be reliable in return.  It might not always be easy to put our plans on hold to help someone else out, but doing so makes this world a better place and increases the chances that someone will help you out when you are the one that needs help.  Sometimes the right thing to do is not the easiest thing to do, but the more people value helping others, the easier it will become to do the right thing.  In the end, we make this world what it is.

 

 

 

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  Vicarious (adj.)

DEFINITION:  realized or experienced through imagination the feelings or actions of another person; experienced at secondhand, performed or suffered by one person as a substitute for another or to the benefit or advantage of another

Vicarious  |  adjective

Vicariously  |  adverb

Vicariousness  |  noun

 

Synonyms: delegated, representative, empathetic, procuratorial, deputed, substitute, indirect, commissioned, by proxy, surrogate

 

Example sentence:  My next door neighbor is afraid to leave his house and as a result he lives vicariously through the experiences he witnesses on his television screen.

 

 

See how creative you can be and make up a sentence of your own!

 


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