*Word Nerd Alert*
Clearly there are some not so great ‘C’ words, and even though I do drop the f-bomb, those words will remain off (my) limits. Off-limit words shall include a few that on the face of it may seem acceptable in some circumstances (competition, comparison, even conflict) but that really we should rid from our vocabularies. And our lives.
Anyway, there are so many good, great ‘C’ words to choose from.
Here are my choices:
Contentment – what’s not to like about this one. Hey even when things aren’t absolutely fantastic you can still be content.
Communication – where relationships start and possibly end. Preferably face to face. At least over the phone. Forget messaging.
Conversation – as is communicating for the pleasure of it, as in really listening and really sharing
Connection – not just ‘engagement’ or ‘reaching out’ to people (in marketing jargon). Genuine communing with another soul.
Cooperation – it avoids conflict and beats competition (almost always)
Collaboration – it goes one better – some of the best things in the world are created by minds and hearts working together
Clarity – the wonderful flip-side of confusion and more important than ever in our noisy and busy world
Confidence – from clarity hopefully comes confidence and I reckon there’s a lot to be said for ‘faking it until you make it’
Creativity – without clarity and confidence our creativity can be stifled. Creativity is definitely a real favourite – anything is possible.
Contribution – ah, the secret sauce. My ideal is to be creative in order to connect and contribute. I’m most creative when I’m contributing.
Consideration – a little of this goes such a long way and is more important than ever in our busy lives
Compassion – the most beautiful kind of love. There can never be enough, and it all starts with self-compassion.
Cohesion – maybe this is just an ideal, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could celebrate our similarities and our differences
Community – wouldn’t it be wonderful if we really did come together so the village raised the kids
Control – this one has a ‘self’ in front of it. I’m talking the kind of self-awareness that gives you control over your thought patterns and moods so you can be clear, confident, compassionate – not the sort of control that seeks to dominate others.
Copulation – well for a bit of fun
Chocolate – what’s not to love
Cake – did someone say cake! Actually I was looking for an excuse to post a pic of my recent ‘masterpiece’ – the easiest cake in the history of birthday parties. Little Yang’s 6th birthday party was done and dusted a couple of weeks ago. Possibly the last party we’ll do at home. I’m a little sad, but let’s face it, mostly relieved.
Champagne – I’ll drink to that
What’s your favourite ‘C’ word? Linking up with Grace for FYBF.