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A true lover of words


I may not possess the most extensive collection of English vocabulary available, but I do mix around the words I know and use them effectively in conversation

I’ve always been a “words” person – written or spoken. There’s something about reading/listening to different people express themselves, talking about things or people that they are passionate about.
Even when it comes to watching a movie or listening to a song, its more for the dialogues and the lyrics that attracts me towards it… to go a step further, the emotion that goes behind a particular dialogue or lyrics of a song.

The thing with being an Indian is that, we are constantly interacting with people, either while traveling, waiting  for your bus at a bus-stop or simply eating at a restaurant. We’re never too far from striking a conversation. A lot of credit must be given to the various news channels that feed us with ‘more than enough’ information to keep us engaged in conversation.

If we listen carefully to how people speak, we’d probably understand that, we aren’t only exchanging information but also learning about each other..each other’s personality traits, characteristics, interests, what makes him the person he is.. and a whole lot more. The problem with us today is that, we talk too much.. we hardly tend to notice the other person and tend to jump to conclusions even before getting to know one another.

The same goes with writing. Have you ever received ‘personalized birthday messages’? If you have.. how does it make you feel? Special? Different? Happy? Anyone can write a “Happy Birthday” but it takes effort to write a special message, there is a bit of yourself in every personal message. The person is trying to tell you something through those words. How boring is it to receive images on whatsapp, for example a “Merry Christmas” “Happy Diwali” or “Happy Birthday”, why not go the extraaaa mile and write something unique, something from you and not just the run-of-the-mill greeting. I know I certainly wouldn’t appreciate something like that.words-letter-ball-sphere-messages-abstract-word-alphabet-jumble-letters-to-represent-communication-writing-learning-31478348

I will always go that extra mile and say a little more… write a little more or even do a little more.

What about you? Would you too?

Yes! Gifts, Money and Hugs go a long way in making people happy.. but then again, all these are short lived, they make the person happy just for a little while, but Words’, yes words, especially if written are never forgotten.

8 thoughts on “A true lover of words

  • savitha's Blog
    October 21, 2018 at 12:15 AM

    Very true. Words are definitely magical and when it’s told directly from one’s heart, nothing like it and that feeling is just beautiful.

    • theextraaamile
      October 21, 2018 at 12:25 AM

      Glad we think alike Savitha. Sometimes, you might not have the means to gift someone something precious..but little do people realize is..with what words can make us feel, no particular size of gift can ever match up.
      But alas! We’re living in a materialistic world.

  • Just_Me :)
    October 21, 2018 at 3:40 PM

    Yes, words. Words can either break us, or make us.
    Nice read…

    • theextraaamile
      October 21, 2018 at 8:35 PM

      Words are all we have sometimes…

  • Stylograph
    October 23, 2018 at 2:26 AM

    Words can be magical…and if presented in the written format, stays forever…
    Loved your post…this was so connecting…I felt so many good vibes reading it all 😊😊😊
    The next thing I will do after reading this is, going an extra mile to write something special to my loved ones in a letter and posting them…that would be unique as well as ever lasting 😊😊😊

    • theextraaamile
      October 23, 2018 at 12:56 PM

      Thank you for the appreciation dear.. and yes do that, it will surely be appreciated.

  • Nomadosauras
    December 23, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Absolutely. Money and material gifts are all well and good but it’s the effort that you take out and the invaluable time that you spend making someone’s day or even a single moment, special goes a long way. I, for one, have never forgotten the rare instances when people have went out of the way to make me feel special. Cheers to going that Extraaa mile! 😀

    • theextraaamile
      December 23, 2018 at 11:13 PM

      Yes! Its not in the gift but the thought that goes into buying something that makes your gift special. Thanks for reading 🙂

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