Friday, October 18, 2013
Have a Ducky Day (Nice)!
I was going to send someone a note and wanted to close my note by wishing them a "nice" day. After thinking about that it sounded so . . . shall I plain and generic - "nice". Sure we all want every day to be "nice". But I just wanted to wish them an extra "nice" day - not a run of the mill, ho-hum day but something a little more than that. Have you felt like you wanted to wish someone more than a simple "nice" day, "nice" time, "nice" visit, "nice" lunch, "nice" - but something a little bit more "extraordinaire"!!??
Well, that was just what I wanted to do! So I looked up the synonyms for "nice". Since my brain surgery in December and my 5 1/2 months of speech therapy, I am fascinated with words and find myself using words that I never used before - interesting isn't it?? Well, in looking up the word "nice" I found multiple synonyms for that simple little four letter word.
Here is what I found: admirable, amiable, approved, attractive, becoming, charming, commendable, considerate, cordial, courteous, delightful, ducky, fair, favorable, fine & dandy, friendly, gentle, good, gracious, helpful, inviting, kind, lovely, nifty, obliging, okay, peachy, pleasant, pleasurable, superior, swell, unpresumptuous, welcome, & winsome . . . did you know there were that many words for "nice"???
Well, now those synonyms gave me something to think about. Each of these synonyms tend to give the word "nice" a new dimension to its simple meaning. Which word did I really want to use in wishing them a "nice" day?? I could say, "have a lovely, nifty, ducky, delightful, swell, pleasurable and unpresumptuous day"!!! Would that get the real message across to them? Is that too much??!! . . . or I could just say to them . . . have a "ducky day" and know that all of those synonyms are wrapped up in the word "ducky" floating down the river of life making your day all of those special unique qualities!! LOL!
Here's me wishing you just that . . . a "ducky day"!