Awesome weekend!

Last Update: March 28, 2014

THE BOOK OF AWESOME

Everyone knows about this book by now, right? If you don't, it is quite elementary: A list of the simplest things/events that makes one happy! Day to day things, such as the pleasure of walking on autumn leaves.

My awesome weekend starts by asking you: What has been your awesome this week or what would you like it to be this weekend?


Before the fun, first a history lesson!

I overuse this word like nobody else, yet I always thought it was from the 80's, surfing, California generation. That's true, but did you know that was actually a comeback?

Awesome is originally from the very end of the 16th century! First dictionary appearance in 1598 and the meaning was something that inspires ''Awe''. Not only that, awesome is in the Bible. In this context, it refers to the person or work of God.

That's awesome!


Now for fun, my awesome is!:

Finding a penny! I know this is old news, but it makes me happy everytime, especiallly now that they are no longer in circulation. The best part is the phrase that goes along with it, I never forget to say: '' See a penny, pick it up! All day long, you'll have good luck!'' :)

What's your AWESOME?

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Maricel Premium
Your awesome=)
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DNTL Premium
Haha, cute. Takes one to know one! ;)
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GrayM Premium
What's my awesome? That's a great question. My awesome for this week is that I have learned how to embed videos onto WordPress. A few weeks ago, I didn't think that I could make videos.
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DNTL Premium
That is awesome! It's crazy how we can learn quickly on WA, I'm sure you'll have another one next week. :)
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TravelHacker Premium
And here I thought that 'Awesome' was my word!! That, and 'awesomeness' as in - Keep up your awesomeness :
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DNTL Premium
Lol, I feel better now! I thought I was one of the rare persons over 15 saying ''awesome''. Keep it up too! ;)
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TravelHacker Premium
Well... I'm not THAT much older than 15 ;)
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DNTL Premium
Haha, right! :) That was 5 years ago for you, not for me though, lol.
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Bill67 Premium
I use awesome a lot, but also thought it came from the 80's. Thank you for the history lesson it was "awesome"
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DNTL Premium
Lol, my pleasure! Let's keep saying it's from the 80's, being from the 16th century would age us immensely. ;)
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CharlotteH39 Premium
this was post was fun and put a smile on my face. it gives you that moment of appreciation :)
My awesome is making time to have fun with my kids...it's a healthy necessity...it's AWESOME!!!
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for sharing! That is indeed an awesome way to spend your time, you can connect with your own kid at heart! :)
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Melanie1508 Premium
Thanks for the lesson. I didn't know that the word "awesome" comes from so long ago. There are so much "awesome" in life....I really can not pick just one thing. *smile* Have an awesome day!!
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DNTL Premium
Well there you go, you mentioned one already! *Smile* receiving a smile from someone is awesome, whether it's your neighbor or a stranger. :)
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Bill P Premium
my girlfriend is awesome! she is my coach, my biggest fan, and she is always there telling me to keep up the good work. She is AWESOME!!
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DNTL Premium
That's a great awesome choice, I hope you have her read this! :)
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Crystal2010 Premium
I have the most awesome family.
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DNTL Premium
That's a blessing, not everyone can say the same.
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Starcreator Premium
This might sound dumb, but we have spring plants popping up already, when we only had a few days of warm weather. I love it in spring when the spring plants start blooming.
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DNTL Premium
That is not dumb at all! :) That's what these awesomes are, little pleasures. Spring flowers in the snow, beautiful!
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Crystal2010 Premium
Not dumb I love spring flowers too.
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KatieMac Premium
My awesome is being here at WA progressing.learning and see it all actually coming together
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DNTL Premium
That sure is a good one! We could definitely make a list of awesome WA things. :)
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ShirleyNot Premium
My awesome is this post, reminding me that I have on my bookshelf "The Book of (Even More) Awesome". I'm going to get it out and have a flick through it right now. Thanks for the reminder!
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DNTL Premium
Lol, that's awesome! Did you see, they also have now <The Book of (Holiday) Awesome>? That must be a good one too, like the smell of warm gingerbread cookies coming from the kitchen. ;)
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dakadare Premium
Awesome is when you want to find something but don't know where to look, and then from some unexpected place, there it is. That's how I found WA. AWESOME!!
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DNTL Premium
A lucky incident! Good one!
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Scorpio15 Premium
I have picked up many a 5c piece !(in Australia we don't have pennies lowest denomination is 5c)
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DNTL Premium
Haha, well it's all the same! I'm sure they are as lucky as my Canadian pennies. ;)
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Damien Lane Premium
I realized, after spending the 1st number of hrs on the pc today, that I really need to go outside - so i did - it's often the little tiny things that are awesome.

I ended up at the art gallery - saw some absolutely AWEsome ART. Visited a bookstore ~ bought some awesome books, had a nice walk by the river, saw some awesome nature (that's redundant, I guess - all nature is awesome ~ even the cruel bits)...

This adventure all due to not denying the little thought of - 'how about unplug & go outside'.

Nice posting G ~ thank you
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DNTL Premium
Thanks for sharing! You make me want to do the same today, unplug and connect with nature. Unfortunately, nature is cold and snowy today, but I'll bring my dog along, she infectiously loves it!
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M W Mihalicz Premium
You can not overcome fear so mastering how to deal with it is awesome.

Getting comfortable with feeling uncomfortable is awesome

When times are good preparing for when times are going to be bad is awesome.

ANNNND

WA is my awesome!!
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DNTL Premium
Hey, that's an interesting take on awesome.

If you read some dictionaries meaning for it, some include the word ''fear'':

awe·some - adjective
1.inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear; causing or inducing awe: an awesome sight.

2.showing or characterized by reverence, admiration, or fear; exhibiting or marked by awe.
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M W Mihalicz Premium
The things that make you go Hmmmm : )
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Pro2100 Premium
I love my Wife, I love my Life, I love my Job, I love my God, I'm never bore-some cause Life is AWESOME!!
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DNTL Premium
He, I like that: never bore-some cause life is awesome! Well said. :)
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CASSTREEJOHN Premium
AWESOME IS JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIGHY KINGDOMWITH ??? JAIME.
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DNTL Premium
It seems to be worded this way in the Bible, that would make you right.
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TerryAsh Premium
My AWESOME is hangin' wit Father, Son & Holy Ghost. Ain't no Par-Te like a Holy Ghost Par-Te! Amen.
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DNTL Premium
That's great! I'm assuming you'll be at the Par-Te this Sunday. ;)
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devoutcowboy Premium
Heck! If I can get out of bed in the morning, it's AWESOME. But honestly, spending quality time with my grandkids is awesome, Firing up the pit and grilling some Ribeye steaks, is awesome, Going down to the river and throwing in a hook, is awesome! The smell of fresh cut lumber and building something, is awesome. But the most awesome thing, I believe, is knowing that I the Lord above loves me and that I can live for eternity! Now That's AWESOME!
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DNTL Premium
Amen to that! Lucky you are from Texas, you can enjoy your awesomes all year round, if not you'd be snowed in like a lot of us. :)
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Sui_generis Premium
I have an "Angel Jar" that I made specifically for pennies that I FIND. When you find a penny, it's a message from an angel reminding you that she/he is watching over you. My awesome this week was seeing 2 trees that were alive during the Civil War and still standing today. I was on a hike and unprepared for taking photos. Silly me. I will go back and get photos of them.
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DNTL Premium
That's beautiful, I never heard the penny collection from Angels. If only those trees could talk, that's quite the encounter.
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Trialynn Premium
There are so many, working with my WA friends, walking my dog, watching the trees change color and so much more!
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DNTL Premium
That's right, I second these choices too!
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