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What Is Awesome To You?
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What Is Awesome to You?

We live in a world that is totally awesome. Now, how awesome is that?

Even the word awesome is awesome. Do you know how the word originated? It comes from “awe” (profoundly reverential) plus “some” which together mean inspiring awe. It goes back to c. 1670. Awesome crept into our vocabularies in 1961, but it didn’t really catch on until 1980. Now everybody says awesome to express excellence, or the superlative degree of any action or thing.

What is awesome to me? I think the most awesome thing in our existence is love. Everything comes from love. It is the heart and soul of creation. It’s the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega. It’s impossible to define. How do you describe everything? You can describe how you feel about it, however. You already know about love anyway, since that’s who you are. Don’t blush. You’re the "a" word.

We must give love and receive it too, for it to be complete. The world cannot go round without it. Sound familiar? “Love Makes the World Go Round”.

Love is the gas in the car, the sunshine and rain on the tomato plants, the chili peppers in the chili pot, it’s the egg whites in the soufflé. It’s the added push that enables a mother to work three jobs to put her son or daughter through college. Dad’s do that too, by the way. Enough of that or I might start to cry.

Here’s a list of some of the things I think of as awesome.

1. Water is 70.9% of the earth and we still have lots of land so that we can have feet and not fins. Awesome!

2. Look at the sky on a clear night with all the stars and planets sparkling. How many stars and planets are there? It’s a hard question to answer, even for scientists. The stars are gathered in galaxies. It is estimated that there are about 100 thousand million stars in the Milky Way alone, plus there are millions of other galaxies. What a miracle it is that they’re not colliding with each other. That’s awesome!

3. All artists and all art are awesome, whether it be music, painting, sculpture, or architecture, and all the arts in between.

4. People are awesome, especially children.

5. Animals are awesome.

6. Chocolate is awesome.

7. Bridges are awesome. How did we ever figure them out? Some are more awesome than others.

8. Technology is awesome. I’m slightly intimidated by it, yet curious to know how we will advance in technology in the near and far future.

9. Space. Well, I already started with the stars and planets.

10. Quantum physics and the string theory. AWESOME! I want to learn more.

11. My family is awesome.

Well, I can go on and on.

Tell me what is awesome to you?

What is on your hot list for awesomeness?


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Marlon2  

Like this article. Awesomeness. Especially for me its always been my family. Thank you for the follow. See you around

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks for commenting Marlon. Look forward to reading your articles too. All the best.

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  about 8 years ago

That was one of my favorite articles Joan. On the top of my list I would put my family and chocolate. But I should really think about making a list of my own. Thanks for sharing this

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  about 8 years ago
  

Actually, family is top of the list for me too. And chocolate is awesome. I need to pay it more homage.Thanks Maria. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. Enjoy making your list.

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  about 8 years ago
Lemuel  

The gift of life is always awesome to me. Very nice article, Joan. Looks like Rob is happy to know dark chocolate is good for him. :)

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  about 8 years ago
  

He seems very happy about that good news. He is developing a conscience about healthy food. Either that, or he's afraid of a reprimand from you or Wayne, or AJ, or Heather. Heck, even I'm a threat. I've given up sugar, therefore chocolate. Now I'm depressed.

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  about 8 years ago

How do you top awesomeness?

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  about 8 years ago
  

I can't think of one word to trump awesome.

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  about 8 years ago

The article, the miracle of life, nature, chocolate cake, chocolate milkshake, anything chocolate, or for that matter anything sweet, (by the way Joan, if you talk about chocolate always say its dark chocolate, it keeps Shawn and the likes happy, otherwise they will start telling you its not good for you)

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  about 8 years ago
  

Milk chocolate with almonds, and dark chocolate is not too shabby either. Been staying away from sugar and it's taking every bit of strength I can muster up, so I know what you mean. Chocolate cake is awesome too. Thanks Rob.

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  about 8 years ago

Ha!

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  about 8 years ago

This article is Awesome! I use the word all the time and thanks for a bit of history on it.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Love that word! I used to think it was a contemporary word, but it's had a long life. Thanks Shawn.

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  about 8 years ago

Your article - awesome!

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  about 8 years ago
  

Awwww...blush. Thanks Kim.

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  about 8 years ago

You're welcome Joan, I only hope that the word "awesome" isn't in danger, perhaps, of being de-valued somewhat.

  
  about 8 years ago
  

Members of my family think it's a word for 20 year olds. It has gotten awfully popular. Do you think its popularity will devalue it? It'll probably fade out, and another word will take its place. Hey Kim, let's invent its replacement now.

  
  about 8 years ago

Good idea Joan. How about AbFab?

  
  about 8 years ago
  

Fun to say, trips off the tongue. If it has something to do with abs, I'm in trouble. Still thinking. So far, nothing great. nth, max, auric. Awesome is hard to beat.

  
  about 8 years ago

Pizza night with the family at the end of every busy week! Awesome! I'm going to stop there though as I could start listing. Love your list BTW.

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  about 8 years ago
  

Oh pizza night, oh yes, AWEsome.

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  about 8 years ago

Watching baby birds come out of their egg shell and first time parents figure out how to feed them and keep them warm and clean. Awesome!!!

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  about 8 years ago
  

That is awesome. Thanks Sherry.

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  about 8 years ago
Barbara9  

fantastic article

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  about 8 years ago
  

Thanks Barbara.

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  about 8 years ago
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