I am so excited about this week’s word, my beautiful niece chose it and I am publishing it her birthday weekend. She will be 8 this year and her word fits her to a tee! She is one of the most silly kiddos I have ever known; she is always smiling and giggling…. I can hear her giggle now. The word silly itself makes me think of Jelly Belly jelly beans, curly hair, and a high pitched little girl’s giggle. Just hearing the word makes me smile….BUT of course….. finding an approach for this week’s word ridiculous. At first, I thought I would talk a little about the history of the word, but I decided I didn’t like that so then I thought I would write a little story about a curly haired silly girl….but that is not what I am feeling. As the week went by I was just not getting any work done on my word of the week… Part of the reason for my last minute deadline rush is because I added something more to my plate; I started working out and my brain concentration time seems to have all gone there this week. So here I am 5 am Saturday trying to meet my self-imposed deadline for publication tomorrow at 3… kind of silly…. What is even sillier is to still be working on it 6 hours and 5 minutes before publication…ha! I did put out a random journal post this week but I let my word go on the back burner.
So I decided yesterday that I would go to my little Silly girl’s birthday party. Having decided not to write her a silly little book, I thought maybe her party would inspire me, but it didn’t. I had thought about maybe sharing the history of the word but like most children’s tales the 1100’s-1300’s the word had a darker meaning than I prefer to share. During that time the word was often used interchangeably with the word daft… I actually really like the word daft it makes me smile… but silly is not the same as daft to me. When I think of daft I think of a ditsy adult, I think I would be considered daft or a ridiculous, silly adult. Silly is fun, not dark. I had a very silly grandma who used to sing silly songs with us all the time- I loved it! #gramagoals! Silly is happy-go-lucky, not a care in the world, innocent, reminiscent of another time. Silly is a sweet word that is fun, sunshine, and giggles, exactly the kind of word my niece should be thinking of at that age. Smart, innocent, happy, healthy and silly is a perfect definition for her. I hope she keeps her silliness forever.
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