Words, Without Love
Words and books were the conversation yesterday and it was interesting to read your comments and sharing about the books you love. Lying in bed last night, words were also on my mind – missing words of apologies or kindness, empty words and words that convey beauty. No surprise then that my dream just before opening my eyes were filled with words, a meeting of hearts wanting to understand each other and people, women beseeching others with words.
Sometimes words fail us. They go missing at the exact moment when we need them the most. Words that could heal a situation and caress a heart aching for understanding. Then there are other words that are hard to pronounce but carry within them, paradoxically, grandeur and simplicity.
Best of The Week Words
Take the word that came to me as I checked the statistics of this blog since Saturday. What posts interested you? Which one was the most visited? Was it shared? These were some of the words forming questions in my mind. Seeing the top three posts of the week, I was left wordless, unable to see a distinct thread in these posts.
There are tools that website owners use to help boost their pages, increase the numbers of visitors, engage them and invite them to stay just a little longer. One that I use a fair bit is Buzzomo – a research tool that helps website owners find and understand what words, keywords, are popular among browsers.
I scanned Buzzomo earlier for the only word that finally described these “Best of The Week” posts:
#1. My Baby Died: How Do I Go On?: “Twenty four hours later, my Obstetrician-Gynecologist came to my bedside and delivered the devastating news…The doctor went on to explain, in the best way he could…It was clear that he was having a difficult time speaking to me as by then I was uncontrollable, bawling my eyes out.” Contributor Clara Brown in her most intimate post to-date, shared her loss for words and the utter emptiness she experienced when her second child died. This was the most read post of the past week and the words were the most powerful. Do read them and share with us your thoughts about the words the Clara used to respond to a reader’s request that we discussed the subject of “Emptiness.”
#2. Bad Memories: How To ACT Them Out: You have no control over how your words are interpreted but you most certainly have power about what memories you entertain. The second most visited post of the week provides a tool to help you do just that. We all have bad memories and they are very often associated with words someone said to us. This post discusses how to sit with those words as they come, dissect and discard the ones that you have labelled as “bad,” “hurtful,” and “painful.” Aside from creating this tool, I am a fan of it and use it when words that hurt or words lacking in comfort arise. Check out the post and download the tool – it is FREE. Share it with a friend anywhere on social media or print it and post to your wall and use as needed. [tweetthis]Check out this awesome tool to help you out of the dumps! [/tweetthis]
#3. The Story Behind Pakistan Fashion: As the week progressed, we decided to lighten the mood and use fewer words and more pictures to tell the tale of style and fashion in Neelma Tashfeen’s homeland. This piece was well-received by you and for that we are grateful. It is always great when you receive these posts well as there are so many hateful words passing between nations, races and cultures these days. When we can share one that unites, that makes us happy. Check out the post, the words describing the history of fashion and style in that beautiful country and the pictures we used to illustrate them.
So, what was the one word that came to me to describe this week’s best and most visited posts? Potpourri.
Given my conversation with you and your comments about reading and books yesterday, I know there might be some who have never heard that word before.
Most know that potpourri is a mixture of dried flower petals and spices. However, while those words might help you to expect the wonderful scent that most potpourri emit, there is another dimension. Potpourri also means a mixture of things, according to the online dictionary, and those things could be music or meat to make a stew, as examples.
This week’s posts were a potpourri of words to emit scents of love, compassion and understanding. We pride ourselves here as being “Always Inspiring, Insightful and In-depth,” and as we created this pot of words this week, we hoped that you would find a fragrance that:
- you could follow that would lead you to acceptance and peace after an experience of loss
- take responsibility and create a new life for yourself
- embrace the differences around you and in our world.
Coming Next Week…
Wrapping up our posting here for another week, our next will be on Monday when Alexis Ali will share her experience of emptiness as we continue that series. Katelyn Roth will also share her thoughts on a subject that affects women and their family’s survival – one that many have negative words to describe. So, please subscribe and never miss any of our posts. We take your privacy seriously so will never spam you. What you will receive is one daily email update of posts, as well as my monthly FREE newsletter, KB Life, that includes my affirmation poster.
Do enjoy your weekend. Should you be interested in creating a different kind of potpourri as you relax, here is a great article with instructions!