Emotional W.I.N.G.S. – by Nancy Zimmerman



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When beginning this essay, I was not certain where to turn.  I have been using acronyms quite frequently and enjoy them.  As I looked at the themes and saw “wings” I was immediately drawn to the freedom I felt as I pictured me with wings flying high above the hustle and bustle of life on the ground.  I felt this might make an interesting essay but as I looked at the letters, there were not emotions or feelings that came to mind.
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After doing some research, I did come up with some ideas that I am going to share with you about W.I.N.G.S.
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W –   I found not only emotions but also adjectives that describe feelings. One can be warm-hearted or weak.  You can be whimsical or woeful, wonderful or wretched.  The choices are limitless and that is the point of lists like this.  Each of the descriptive adjectives brings forth a feeling based on what we associate with that particular word.  As a person who traverses through life daily, we can choose to be whatever we want.  We can choose to be wicked, wishy washy or worthless.  If that is the case then we can also choose to be wanted, warm or witty.  The choice is ours daily about how we choose to describe ourselves.  However we describe ourselves is how we act and who we become.
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I – Surprisingly, there were about two hundred fifty words or phrases to describe feelings and emotions for the letter “I”.  Some of those included: impure, inspired, ignorant, and interesting.  if you are thought to be impure or ignorant, you will certainly behave and react to others differently than if you are said to be inspired and interesting.  We choose how we portray ourselves and we choose how we perceive others.  If we look for the positive aspects of all individuals we meet, we can elevate them to a higher place.  If we take negative descriptive words out of our vocabulary when it comes to describing others, they will not know the disappointment of being treated less than valuable.
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N – Thinking about the entire word, wings, I think of phrases like “flying with eagles.”  This being the case, the one word that resonates with me at this “letter level” is “noble.”  As we soar with the eagles, we are indeed expressing the most noble of our characteristics.  There may be times when we are down grubbing for the earthworms and have less than noble intentions, however.  The nobility of the eagle is one that inspires awe and respect among us all.  In our effort to soar we need to remember the importance of nobility as we are called on to exhibit it.
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G – As I soar with the eagles on wing, I think that gallant and grateful apply.  I also like to think I am good-natured to add to that list.  As we near the end of this essay, I once again remind you of the word– wing– a word whose very nature calls us to think of the birds and the freedom that their wings allow them in life.  Whether it is an eagle or a cardinal, it is in the very lift of the wings that freedom is expressed.  They are also very graceful as they embrace the world.
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S – Wow!  Just Wow!  Over four hundred words to describe feelings and emotions with the letter S.  They go from sluggish to strong and from subjugated to stupendous.  As this essay has attempted to help you see, you are what you focus on.  You are how you perceive yourself.  How others see you is based on how you see yourself.  It is all up to you.  If you want to  become something more than you are, you cannot do it while giving yourself the same messages over and over.  You need to find new words to describe you and a new story to tell.  Tell your life in positive terms.  Feel the words and become the words.  Make them the very best description of you that you can and the evidence of that belief will become clear.



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About author

This article was written by Nancy Zimmerman

Nancy opened a flagship line of self help books centered around the work necessary to achieve ones “Best Self.” The first in the series was “Embracing Your Best Self,” which focused on identifying the habits that keep us from being and doing our very best. In this book Nancy focused on her personal storyand how she was able to overcome personal set backs on her way to discovering that a life without failure was a live void of true self discovery. “If you truly wish to live, learn how to fail.” Her second book “Confronting Your Best Self” deals with how to keep from slipping back into old habits. The third book in the series, “Balancing Your Best Self”, was published in late 2015 and is the story of how to find ones Zen and maintaining your best self. “Great personal failure always pave the way to the abundance of great personal success.” In addition to writing for The Magic Happens Magazine, she is currently host of a show on TMH Radio called, "A Look at the Bright Side" with guests from around the world. She also hosts a local show in Anderson with the same title. She recently completed a learning based children's series of books, Sadie's Great Adventures, for children 3-8. Her current project is a new children's series under the umbrella, "Young Artist Series" offering high school artists the opportunity to add to their body of work. Learn more at her website, www.nzbestself.com

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