Inner Growth Word of The Day 178 – Special

June 27

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Special

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 1. distinguished by some unusual quality.  2. held in particular esteem.  3 a. readily distinguishable from others of the same category.  4. being other than the usual.

 

Special in a sentence: When something is special you rarely forget it.

 

Special in action: If a person or thing is unique to you or is unique in quality, it is special.

 

Special and inner growth: When you explore the things and people that are special to you, you understand those traits that you find unique and that you cherish.  This type of exploration brings about inner growth as it gets you to bring to awareness that which you value, and it also allows you to add to those things as you keep what’s special on the surface.

 

Special and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: What does special mean to me? Who is special to me?  What is special to me?  How do I characterize something or someone as special?  How has my life changed thanks to special things and people in my life?  When was the first time I thought of something or someone as special?

 

  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with special at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. From this list pick one word that stands out the most and write about what special thing or person comes to mind with this word.  Use the other words from your list to write about this.

 

  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about special and allow them to flow. Don’t think about anything or anyone specific, just focus on the emotions that are expressing themselves throughout your body.  When you’re ready bring to mind something or someone special and notice what or who comes to mind first.  Then allow the emotions from this thought to flow throughout your body and tell you more.

 

Your turn – Share your special sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂

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