Every word has a definition. Even the word, word, has a definition:
Word: 1.a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
So too, does each person have a definition – a principal meaning. You mean something. If your literal name was in the dictionary what words would be written next to it? I suppose that depends on who is reading it. For instance, if someone who doesn’t trust you or believe you reads your name they would say your definition is “not trustworthy; full of themselves, etc.” On the other hand if your mother reads your name the definition would most likely gush with superlatives.
Being a person of good character should in essence create a consistency in the definition of your name. If you are living a life of character then most people should see consistently. I guess the same is true for those living a poor life, or those whom have chosen to give themselves over the untrustworthy behavior. It is those in the middle that then have the most difficulty describing themselves.
Every person has a definition.
Mary Stonecipher means something to someone.
Thomas Hamilton has a definition to those who know him.
So too does Jeremie Kubicek.
We cannot work hard to change the words in the dictionary that follow our name. Those words are chosen by the readers of our lives. Our actions over time create the language that defines us. I suggest we contemplate this great truth if we desire to leave a positive mark on those who read our lives.Related posts: