Favorite Word

Favorite Word

It’s hard to choose a favorite word. Is it meaning that’s important – passion, faith? Is it the way the word sounds – mellifluous, opulent? Is it a word with a special, personal meaning – sunshine, amber? What about a favorite word as motivation – believe, flourish?

A couple of weeks ago during our mid-week praise service at church, the speaker asked people to share their favorite words.Words like love, trust, forgiveness were mentioned. So was beautiful, an interesting choice I though. I didn’t share my favorite word, mostly because I couldn’t come up with one.

And to be honest, I still can’t. There are several words that I could claim as my favorite and even write a fairly convincing reason why, but none that I feel attached to.

Maybe extravagant. Not as in spending more than is wise, but as in “going beyond,” “exceeding the bounds of reason.” Love extravagantly, give extravagantly, live extravagantly. I’m not good at extravagant, actually, but I wish I was. Maybe that goes back to a word as motivation.

What’s your favorite word?


  1. It really IS hard to pick a favorite word. Do you pick for the word’s meaning? The sound of the word as it rolls of your tongue? For sentimental reasons? HOW can you pick just ONE word? Hmmm…I’m gonna have to go with WORD. Yep…WORD is my favorite word. 😉

  2. Tif

    The first word that comes to my mind is facetious . . . it’s fun to say and kinda fits me since I tend to be a bit sarcastic! Not sure if it’s my all-time favorite though . . . I would have to think a little longer on that one!

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