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Brainstorm

Take the time to brainstorm. No complete sentences, no fixing punctuation, no adjusting the grammar; just write.

Think of one word that is important to you. It can be any word as long as it means something to you. Some ideas: love, family, friendship, marriage, parenting, focus, cherish.

Look up that word in the dictionary. Write the definition down.

Now let your mind wander and write down what you are thinking.

Here is a sample I am working on right now so you get an idea. The word chosen is family.

fam·i·ly (fm-l, fml) pl. fam·i·lies

NOUN

  1. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children.
  2. Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another, and reside usually in the same dwelling place.
  3. All the members of a household under one roof.
  4. A group of persons sharing common ancestry.
  5. Lineage, especially distinguished lineage.
  6. A locally independent organized crime unit, as of the Cosa Nostra.
  7. A group of like things; a class.
  8. A group of individuals derived from a common stock: the family of human beings.
  9. Biology -- A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera.
  10. Linguistics -- A group of languages descended from the same parent language, such as the Indo-European language family.
  11. Mathematics -- A set of functions or surfaces that can be generated by varying the parameters of a general equation.
  12. Chemistry -- A group of elements with similar chemical properties.
    Chemistry A vertical column in the periodic table of elements.

ADJECTIVE

  1. Of or having to do with a family: family problems.
  2. Being suitable for a family: family movies.

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English familie, from Latin familia, household, servants of a household, from famulus, servant

My random thoughts are listed below:

family
single mother
son
daughter
loss of twin
oldest son given up for adoption
good mom ???
small family
deceased father
mother remarried
3 brothers
1 sister
1 foster sister
teach values
teach virtues
teach spirituality
teach right from wrong
one child gifted
one child slower
love
hugs
kisses
cuddling
loyalty
together

As you can see the mind can wander.

0 cherished words:

 
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