A joyful word, flourish.
Brings up images of spreading joy, gardens blooming profusely, joyous children — barefoot, eyes closed, spinning until they crumple in a heap on the grass in laughter.
Just as easily it can be turned around. Pair it with “evil” and all of a sudden it doesn’t seem as nice.
Anything can flourish. Good, evil, joy, heartbreak, love, hate … it depends on what you pair it with. It depends on what you focus on. It’s a glass-half full test — do you look at the naked word “flourish” standing alone and conceive that within it are the seeds of despair? Or do you see good starting from one space and growing, spreading, expanding, touching the sad, the heartbroken, the lonely and bringing light to their lives?
I’m sticking with joy. Mind over matter, directing my thoughts, focusing my energy on what’s good, so that the little sparks of life and laughter and freedom and love and joy will spread, will embrace, will flourish.
Even when I can think of nothing to say, I will blog. I will respond to the Prompt of the Day, today and everyday, just as I brush my teeth and dress myself and eat (even when I sworn the night before I am only going to have juice tomorrow, or fast — I still eat), every day. I will grow, create, expand, blog. I will …