Sagacious Saturday

22 Sep

We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.
My fascination with expanding my vocabulary has led me to another interesting word.

sa·ga·cious\sə-ˈgā-shəs, si-\
1 obsolete : keen in sense perception
2a : of keen and farsighted penetration and judgment : discerning
b : caused by or indicating acute discernment
synonyms see shrewd
Origin: Latin sagac-, sagax, from sagire to perceive keenly; akin to Latin sagus prophetic — more at seek.
First use: 1607
Synonyms: discerning, insightful, perceptive, prudent, wise, sage, sapient
Antonyms: unperceptive, unwise
I am attempting to sagaciously gage my actions. Some fretful feelings from the past almost caused me to act foolishly, but a discerning heart caressed me back into the present moment. In other words, I almost did something stupid and talked myself out of it. We’ve all been there, haven’t we? So, instead, I am focussing on some of the fun, positive things I’ve done lately.

Thursday, I baked brownies for my tennis team’s home match. Even though I haven’t been able to play for a while, I went to watch, bring my famous brownies, and have lunch with the team. Fun! When I bake, I always make extra to share, so I stopped by Fire Station #5 around dinner time with a batch of brownies for the guys. Always warmly received.

Firefighter Simmons said, “Well, thank you, Luv, ” in the cutest Aussie accent.
Friday, I got my new car and spent time with my senior artist friends, sharing a pizza and conversation.
Today, I spent a wonderful morning with my writing friends at Sweet Spot Bakery, lunch at Snug, and a quiet evening at home. Notre Dame beat Michigan State 17-13, so it was a pretty good day.

I am still writing what I am grateful every day. This morning, I started out my day grateful for a sweet email I received from my friend Linda. She asked how I was doing, telling me about her vacation, and suggesting we get together soon. So, my many friendships are the main source of my gratitude lately. It’s been a pretty good week, hasn’t it?


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