Just One Wish

If you met a genie and he agreed to grant you one wish (but no wishing for more wishes!), what would you wish for? I think this is a tough question, considering you only get one wish, and I certainly wouldn’t want to waste it. 

After pondering this question, searching for the best way to use my only wish, I would wish for something that would have nothing to do with money, technology, or other worldly items. I would use my one and only wish to help the innocent and helpless animals around the world. I would wish people would stop abusing animals. That would be my ultimate wish. For this to come true, it would be a miracle…

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Nice

Did you know the meaning and origin of the word “nice” didn’t always mean the same as it does today? Well, it’s true!

Here is the definition of the word nice as it is currently used:

Nice

adjective,

1.pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit.
2.amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers.
3.characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy,precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy: nice workmanship; a niceshot; a nice handling of a crisis.
4.showing or indicating very small differences; minutely accurate,as instruments: a job that requires nice measurements.
5.minute, fine, or subtle: a nice distinction.
And here is the original meaning of the word nice…

Nice

late 13c., “foolish, stupid, senseless,” from O.Fr. nice “silly, foolish,” from L. nescius “ignorant,” lit. “not-knowing,” from ne- “not” (see un-) + stem of scire “to know.” “The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj.” [Weekley] — from “timid” (pre-1300); to “fussy, fastidious” (late 14c.); to “dainty, delicate” (c.1400); to “precise, careful” (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to “agreeable, delightful” (1769); to “kind, thoughtful” (1830). In 16c.-17c. it is often difficult to determine exactly what is meant when a writer uses this word. By 1926, it was pronounced “too great a favorite with the ladies, who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a mere diffuser of vague and mild agreeableness.”
Definitions from www.dictionary.com .

Day 5: Sky

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The sky is so mysterious to me. It is so far away, yet it sometimes appears as if you could reach out and touch it. The azure of the Colorado sky never seizes to amaze me. I am thankful I am able to see the blue sky on a daily basis, and I couldn’t possibly live without it.

Day 4: Leaves

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Fall is such a beautiful time of year. The changing colors of the leaves paint a magnificent scene around me. I am so lucky to live in the gorgeous place I call home, Colorful Colorado. The beauty in this state is sometimes unreal; especially during the fall.

Day 2: Smile

Jasper smiling while he chews his bone.
Jasper smiling while he chews his bone.

A smile can signify anything from happiness and joy to the thoughts of a sly plot seeking revenge on someone. Smiles can be real or fake, and they can often hint towards what others are thinking and how they feel. My absolute favorite type of smile, however, is the smile given out of gratitude. Many people might not realize—and might even deny—the idea of animals smiling, but I have witnessed this kind of smile thousands of times. Every morning, my dogs thank me for bringing them food by wagging their tails rapidly with a huge smile on their face. I love seeing dogs smile, especially the dogs who have been rescued from a bad situation. These are my favorite types of smiles!