Writing 101 – Day Fourteen – Our word for the day

Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. If you need a boost, Google the word and see what images appear, and then go from there.

Hey You!

Haven’t you heard yet? Today’s word is respectable. Do you even know what it means? Can you be like that? Of course you’re wondering just what that really means you need to do to be respectable. You really need to be good. Of course, if we go with Webster’s definition, we should be “correct” in our character, behavior and appearance. How? Start by teaching your kids to keep their pants pulled up to their waists, and do so yourself. Keep yourself and your children disciplined and of good character(no rioting). Being of good character, to me, means being friendly and trustworthy. Can you do that? If we can be trustworthy, then more people will accept us. Everyone wants to be accepted.

How did I come up with this word today? I’ve been reading The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. I chose the word from page 29. The author is describing the lands that Bilbo and the dwarves are traveling through. He describes the land as being respectable because it has decent folk living there. Can all of us be “decent?” If so, our own land can be respectable. Wouldn’t you enjoy people liking you and those around you? Be decent and more people will consider you more respectable.



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