A positive and uplifting theme this month, both for quotations and Grammar/Communication notes:
‘Argue for your possibilities, and sure enough, you will find so much more capacity and ability inside you than you have ever dreamed is possible.’
‘The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but it is too low and we reach it.’
The above are included in: LEARNING & ACHIEVEMENT – EQ4U
Many thanks to lexicographer Susie Dent whose English language and etymology knowledge has inspired this month’s input. Words Susie notes that she would love seeing returned to use are:
• Apricity – the joy of the sun on a winter’s day.
• Conflicity – joy in other people’s happiness – altruistic happiness for someone else when you’ve got no agenda and you’re not earning anything from it. (Notably, the opposite of ‘schadenfreude’ – happiness in someone else’s displeasure or pain)
Shropshire Magazine, June 2023, p9.