Friday, 8 August 2014

word of the week

A difficult week in the abstract household, for all sorts of reasons, but I try and focus on the positives for this.  Not so much a summing up of this week as an aspiration for the next few, but my Word of the Week this time round is

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focus (ˈfəʊkəs)
npl -cuses or -ci (-saɪ; -kaɪ; -kiː)
1. (General Physics) a point of convergence of light or other electromagnetic radiation, particles, sound waves, etc, or a point from which they appear to diverge
2. (General Physics) another name for focal point1focal length
3. (General Physics) optics the state of an optical image when it is distinct and clearly defined or the state of an instrument producing this image: the picture is in focusthe telescope is out of focus.
4. a point upon which attention, activity, etc, is directed or concentrated
5. (Mathematics) geometry a fixed reference point on the concave side of a conic section, used when defining its eccentricity
6. (Geological Science) the point beneath the earth's surface at which an earthquake or underground nuclear explosion originates. Compare epicentre
7. (Pathology) pathol the main site of an infection or a localized region of diseased tissue
vb-cuses-cusing-cused-cusses-cussing or -cussed
8. (General Physics) to bring or come to a focus or into focus
9. (often foll by: on) to fix attention (on); concentrate
[C17: via New Latin from Latin: hearth, fireplace]
ˈfocusable adj ˈfocuser n

Sourced here

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Focus on the important things, let go of those that don't matter.
Focus on looking forward, resist looking back.
Focus on the things that go right, forget about the others.

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The Reading Residence

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  1. Love that. Focusing on the right things and letting go of those that don't matter is important. It can be difficult to do, but with focus you can get there. Sending positive thoughts for your focus xx #WotW

    1. Thank you sweetie - think I'm going to need them!

  2. Sounds like a tough week, but yes, focus on the positives and focus on looking forward. I do hope you have a better one next week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    1. Thank you for hosting Jocelyn - see you next week!

  3. Couldn't Of said it better myself. Great word and I hope next week brings plenty of positivity your way. x

    1. Thank you Jayne, and I hope you have a fab week too ;-)

  4. It sounds like you have the right idea here, and it is good to take time to focus on the important things and forget the negatives in life. Hope you have a better week ahead x

  5. What I mostly need to do. Thanks for sharing its meaning and hopefully it will be stored in the deepest part of my brain. #wotw


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