WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 3/13/19

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Tifinie

 


FOOD 4 THOUGHT


 

 

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”  -Dalai Lama

 

Many of us have been in this situation.  Laying in bed on a warm summer night trying to drift off to sleep, or maybe on a camping trip in a tent with the sleeping bag zipped all the way up to your nose trying to relax, but you can’t because you are not alone – a predator is lurking in the room with you and if you fall asleep it might get you!

Well, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but it feels like it!  Most likely all you’ll end up with is an itchy red bump that will go away in a couple of days, but that is enough to make it difficult to think about anything else knowing that a mosquito is buzzing around planning its opportune time to pounce.  It is so tiny and you can’t even feel much of anything when it attacks, but the thought of letting it get you is just too much!

Maybe a mosquito isn’t enough to make you lose sleep at night, but what about if you were dozing off and all of a sudden you saw a tiny spider crawling across the ceiling in your direction.  Compared to a human, a spider is so tiny it’s amusing to think that it’s a threat to a human.  Generally speaking, it isn’t.  However, there are certain spiders that, even being as tiny as they are, can kill a human with only one bite!  Do you lay there and fall asleep as you watch it creeping towards you? Of course not!

In the aspect of the world, you may feel like a little spider crawling across the Earth’s floor, but sometimes that’s all you need to get something big to move.

 

 

 


   WORD OF THE WEEK   


Practicing your vocabulary words can be overwhelming.  However, if you follow Wednesday Wisdom, you can learn a new word every week and practice using the word all week long.  By the time the next word is posted, you’ll have mastered the last word adding it to your personal word bank.  Own as many words as you can!

 

Ascendancy (noun)

DEFINITION:  of a controlling influence, having government over power, the state of being in a higher position than someone/thing else

 

Ascend  |  verb

(Ascendically)  |  adjective

Ascendingly  |  adverb

Ascendancy  |  noun

 

Synonyms:  domination, control, power, influence

Example sentence:  The professor demonstrated his ascendancy by keeping every student in class after the bell rang in order to teach the students a lesson that they should listen to his lecture during the class so they wont have to listen to it after the class.

 

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


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