My Favourite Word

It came up in a conversation once what my favourite word in the English language was once, it wasn’t a big deal question or anything, just my friends and I asking each other random stuff really, nothing special, but I smiled and said ” ‘and’, that’s my favourite word” and everyone kind of looked at me funny for a second, Who’s favourite word is ‘and’? but let me explain myself; ‘and’ means that there’s something coming after it, it means it’s not the end yet, and that’s important to me for a lot of reasons, it means that if I have an ‘and’, I’m not over yet, you don’t end a sentence with the word ‘and’ unless you’re trailing off like this…. but even then, that means there’s something after it, even if it’s not spoken, there’s the intent to add something, the next word, the next sentence, the next chapter, we’re not done yet if there’s an ‘and’ at the end of things, and I like that. There’s a certainty that we’re not done yet. For me personally, it means there’s something more to do or fight for or something next, that’s the most important thing to me, I want to be certain that I’m working toward the next chapter of me, and what better way to do that than an ‘and’? I’m telling this really long and maybe (hopefully not) pointless story to tell you that you have an ‘and’ too, you have something coming next, you aren’t over yet. Don’t make yourself over yet, no matter what’s going on in your life, no matter how horrible things could possibly be, you still have an ‘and’ okay? Don’t cash in your chips yet. Until you decide you don’t have it, the ‘and’ is still there. That little word may not mean a lot to most people, it’s a word, three letters, nothing big, nothing important and you use it every single day of your life, but to me and now, hopefully to you, dear reader, those three letters spell hope better than any other word could, because as long as you have that ‘and’ you are alive, stay that way. For me, for your family, for your ‘and’, for yourself, stay alive, and live everyday to the fullest. You won’t regret it.
SammieSquiggles SammieSquiggles
13-15, F
1 Response Jan 15, 2013

SammieSquiggles, this is the most powerful essay I've read today. All I can say is "Amen."