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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Alternatives and Thankful Thursday

Alternatives is a recurring post in which I give synonyms for an over used word. Click on the tab above for a "complete" list of over used words.

Today's word is:

Energy, it has a gazzilion uses. There's electrical and mechanical energy, spiritual and ethereal energy, or physical and emotional energy, to name a few.

Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.

active/activity, animated/animation, animating force, application, ardor, aura

ball of fire, beans, birr, bounce, brawn/brawniness, brio, brisk, buoyancy

chi, chipper

dash/dashing, drive, driving force, dynamic/dynamism

ebullience, effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, effervescence, electric, electromotive force, élan/élan vital, endurance, enterprise/enterprising, enthusiasm, esprit, exertion, exuberance

feistiness, fervor, fire, firepower, fitness, force/forcefulness, force of life, fortitude, full of life, full of pep

gas, geothermal power, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto

hardihood, health/healthiness, high-powered, horsepower, huskiness, hydroelectricity

inner light, intensity


karma, ki, kinetic

life, life blood, life force, light, lively/liveliness, living force, locomotion

mana, means of propulsion, metal, metal, might, mojo, moxie, muscle

oomph, omnipotence, operativeness

passion, pep, peppy, pizzazz, pluck, potent/potency, potential, power, puissance, punch

sap, Shakti (also Sakti) sinew, snap/snappy, solar energy/solar power/solar radiation, soul, soundness, spark, sparkle, speedy, spontaneity, sprightliness, spirit/spirited/spiritedness, spry, stamina, starch, steam, strength, strong, strong arm, sturdiness

tireless, toughness, tuck


vehemence, verdure, verve, vibe, vibrancy, vibration, vigor/vigorous, vim, vim and vigor, vinegar, virility, vis vitae/vis vitalis, vital/vitality, vital principle, virtue, vivacity, voltage

weight, wellness, world soul

zeal, zest/zestful, zing/zingy, zip

Here's some lovely calming yet motivating, energy music.

Every Thursday, from now until I don't know when, I'm going to express my thankfulness, for at least ONE something.

I've chosen a picture of the Deep Field to remind us all of how precious and rare this tiny ball of dirt, that we call Earth, is. 

This is it. It's all we've got Let us be kind to Earth and each other. Let us be THANKFUL for what we have.

Today I'm thankful for my ears and being able to hear. 

StudearringMost mornings I do a little yoga on our porch. I start out in meditative prayer, work my way into various asanas (poses) and end in meditative prayer. Doing yoga has proved a great way to focus on things, like sending healing prayers to those in need or giving thanks for being able to hear the cooing of mourning doves, the chatter of sparrows, or even the noise of traffic on the road.

I don't know about you but, during the day I forget about being able to hear. I take it for granted, like breathing or being able to see. I don't think about the delicate, miraculous, intricacies of my inner ear and what it takes for invisible waves to some how be translated by my brain into sound that makes sense.

Today I'm thankful for being able to hear.


What are you thankful for? Did a particular synonym jump out at you? I like effervescence, it just bubbles with happy, sparkly energy!


  1. Spunk! Full of energy and full of spunk.

  2. Fortitude and sturdiness! My grandmother always told me I had those.

    I am thankful for rain and dancing in the falling drops.

  3. I'm thankful for the animals... and horror movies :-)

  4. I am thankfuly for you and your ever positive attitude.

  5. Hey Bish!

    Here, here, where, where? Sorry, hear, hear and I hear you loud and clear on this.

    Did Diane mention "Spunk!"? Ignoring any innuendo on that, I keep getting bills from my energy company.

    Everyday, a celebration of an all different, all equal world, I like to think.

    Gary :)

  6. Great alternatives for an amazing word. I love energy and sometimes wish I had more of it, but I must have enough to push through things. I've been listening to meditation clips on Youtube. They are calming.


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