5/03/2016

The Power of Words

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It's the verse that you cling to when the world seems wrong 
It's the line in a poem, lyric in a song
It's the passing comment that lightens your day
It's the conversation that makes life okay

What if we treasured the things that we said
Treated them as alive and not as stone dead
What if we looked for the ways that words danced
And stared at their show till they left us entranced

It's words
It's the way that we communicate
connect
correct
It's words
It's the way we can enrich
encourage
enlighten

It's words
They hold power
prestige
prejudice
It's words
They give life
love
laughter

It's words
Let's embrace them 

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The Text Tag

The ever-lovely and anicentic (more on that later) Grace from Totally Graced tagged me in the text tag forever and ever ago, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk about one of my favorite things, words! 

Guidelines:
i. Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog
ii. Answer the original 6 text-themed questions
iii. Add a typography/word related question of your own for those you tagged to answer
iv. Tag 6+ bloggers and let them know
v. Include these rules in your post

i. What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?

Probably the letter "L." I'm not sure why, but I love how "L" looks like in cursive. Plus, love, live, laugh, lovely, lilting, and light. 

ii. What are three words that you love?

THERE ARE SO MANY THAT THIS IS SO HARD FOR ME!!! But I feel like it is important to know my three favorite words. 

Take a breath, Hannah. You can do this. 

The winners are........... 

Grace, soul, and fantabulous

iii. What are three words that you hate?

Hate, good, and like

iv. If you were to create a word, what would it be, and what would it describe?

Anicentia 
From the latin words anima (soul) and magnificentia (splendor)
Meaning beauty of the soul

v. What are your three favorite punctuation marks?

Um, this is such an odd question. I've never thought about punctuation marks much, but *, ~ and {} are my favorites! They are so swirly and different!

vi. What are three of your favorite fonts?

I love watercolor fonts, calligraphy, and skinny fonts like Quicksand. 

What is one word that means a lot to you? 

Princess. For obvious reasons. 

My Question: Which book inspires you to speak differently and incorporate new words into your vocabulary? 

My Nominees: 






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I am soooo sorry for the absence as of late. With Recital, finals, and the other random things that fill up my life, I have missed y'all! My schedule doesn't overwhelm me or sink me in a mess of assignments, but I also didn't want to add much more and in doing so forget to live. 

Speaking of living, I love life. 

I love living. 

Leaning into Jesus and getting to know Him more through Romans. 

Laughing with my sisters as we have a pillow fight in the hotel room. 

Learning about the way the modern world works in college. 

Loving my little girls at ballet and my responsibility at the studio. 

Listening to the beauty of the world as the moments come alive. 

How have you been living lately? What words speak to your soul? How are you going to use the power of words to do something fantabulous today? 

Princess Hannah 

15 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love this. Words mean so much to me. As an avid letter writer, I love to blend words to together to create something meaningful and beautiful. Words are one reason Pinterest has become so alluring to me. There is such an abundance of beautiful words there.

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    1. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to words! I just made it, and it is so exciting and fun!!!! (It also happens to be titled "The Power of Words" just like this post!)

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  2. YAY YOU DID THE TAG!

    Honestly, the way that you weave words together constantly leaves me in awe. Your words are so beautiful, Hannah, this was the perfect post to come from you.

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    1. YOU SET ME UP FOR SO MUCH FUNNNN!!!!! I wrote this post right next to several other people who love words, and I would periodically pop up and ask, "What ryhmes with 'day'" or "what are good words that begin with 'en?'"

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  3. Oh, this tag looks like so much fun! You did a great job with it, Hannah!

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    1. And yes, I accidentally commented twice. Sorry!

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    2. No problem on commenting twice. Everybody does that like once a month :)

      And thank you! I had a blast crafting it!

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  4. Hey! Thank you so much for tagging me but I already did it :(

    I loved reading yours, though!

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    1. I'm so glad that you already did it! I will have to check it out.

      And thank you! Words are fun!

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  5. I love the beauty that you have with words! Did you write the poem?? It's so lovely and very true...words can change someone's life!! That's why the Bible talks SO MUCH about the power of words!

    I love the word you made up. =) Anicentia is perfect!
    ~Hosanna Emily

    HavingaHeartLikeHis.blogspot.com

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    1. I did write that poem! Thank you for that compliment, though, because I didn't feel very confident in that poem. And YESSS the Bible talks so much about the power of words.

      I liked the word too. I think that I will start using it. People may look at me funny, but I don't mind!

      Thanks for the comment!

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  6. I love this tag so much, Hannah!!! And the word Anicentia is so beautiful. :) You do such a wonderful job at blogging! Are you almost done with your classes? I'm sure you're very busy!

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    1. Isn't anicentia so cool! And yes, classes are over and finals just began. I'm really looking forward to getting even more into blogging this summer, and so your encouragement is so welcome!

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  7. THIS POST IS ABSOLUTELY BURSTING WITH BEAUTY I PROBABLY C A N N O T . . .

    OKAY.

    First, thank you so much for tagging me! I'm actually super excited to do this tag (and I'm usually not that interested in tags but THIS ONE. EEEEEE. WORRDDDSSS. COME TO MAMA.) Also! I saw that word "anicentic" on your instagram today and was like, "YO. THIS." And now I'm probably going to use it like everywhere okay? cool. ;)

    It sounds like your life is fantabulous. I know how annoying it can be to have stress and pressure and aaaack busy-ness all over the place, but you have such a lovely peaceful mindfulness of it all and it just comes right out through your words and GAH YOU'RE JUST GOALS, OKAY?? I want to be more like you. <3 ALSO THE POEM. I'm so incoherent see your blog posts always make me so incoherent and insanely happy and aaaaaaack

    yep ♥
    abbiee

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    1. EP! This comment uplifts my soul! I can always count on you to put a bit of light into my day, Abbiee! And WORDS!!!! OH HOW WONDROUSLY CAPTIVATING THEY ARE!!! You use your words in a way that really /uses/ words. They hold meaning and laughter with each little letter, so thank you for this comment!

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