What do you think of when you hear the word, beautiful?
Most of us will associate beautiful with appearance or even as a way to describe a character trait.
What if I told you that I found an origin of this word, beautiful, and it has little to do with either?
Intrigued? Good. That’s why I already like you.
Words are important, they are literally logos.
The Greek word for word is…logos and it means the expression of thought.
When strung together effectively, words can evoke some pretty powerful thoughts, that become words and those words become our actions.
All of which become our logos to the world, hence, expressing our thoughts.
Pretty cool how these word origins come full circle isn’t it?
When used for good, words have the ability to encourage, educate and inspire.
Let’s get back to where we started with the word, beautiful. I bet you’re even more curious to see where I’m going with this post. (amiright?)
Several years ago I began studying the actual meaning of words and each new meaning that I discover has been one of those “right on time” moments. This is one of them.
While I made it a point to express the good that words can bring, I’d be remiss to not at least acknowledge the negative effects words can bring.
How many of us have given up on things, big things like dreams or opportunity because of someone’s negative words? Lots, right?
Here’s where today’s word, beautiful comes into play.
There’s a definition for beautiful that comes from the Greek word – horais, which means, belonging to the right season (timely) or in its season of excellence.
And it’s pronounced – Ho-rah’ yos (literally, HOO-rah, yo!)
Do you see how this word, beautiful, can be such an encouraging word when we can detach it from society’s definition and expectation relating only to appearance?
More often than not, it’s how we SEE our situations and circumstances that shape us into who we have become.
Some of us blame our situations and circumstances for our not getting what we want or being where we want to be.
But the truth is – we are not who we need to be…yet.
So the next time you want to blame a circumstance or situation, remember it may just be the beautiful moment that helps you become the person you need to be in order handle that big dream you are after.
Trusting the timing & making progress on who I need to be for my big dream right there with ya,
I’m cheering for you!