Not a Four Letter Word

(This week we have a real treat for you all!  The following post has been written by a close personal friend and fellow Character-Quester Mammy Oaklee.  I encourage you all to check out her delightful and entertaining blog at: & ENJOY!  Michael)

No it’s not a four letter word. It’s a five letter word. When you really think about it 5 is a more meaningful number than 4 anyways ;) This very simple 5 letter word that has become my known trademark ever since I could pick up a pencil. All my notes and letters written are signed with this symbol of the 5 letter word.

I can’t think of a better way to leave a note, letter, secret message or the likes, than to leave your intended a simple 5 letter word or symbol. Unless of course you don’t want to leave your reader feeling good. If that’s the case maybe you should think twice about writing it to begin with. Or, at the very least burn it when you realize it won’t be fruitful. (Sorry Michael I said a food word again L It’s okay run get an apple and come back).

So as I was saying…I can’t think of any place that this simple five letter word can’t be use. As you really think about it, it’s universally accepted!!

No, it’s not heart. Yes, that is 5 letters and yes it is a symbol of love and life. But it’s just not something you tend to share with everyone.

(Oh, hey Michael! My Dad said to tell you to add a crushed clove of garlic and mozzarella cheese sandwich to your apple. It really boosts your system!)    

Now I bet I just made you do that five letter word albeit you were saying ewwwwww at the same time.

Yes, smile.

It’s simple. It feels good to the one doing it. It’s universal, and it’s free to give.

And yes, we all have to admit even the giant chain we all know even believes in it.

I’m sure we all, as little children could draw a smile long before we could express in print the words we feel to others. What a perfectly good way to leave all your readers feeling better. A very simple gift to give.

I know not all of us write a lot. But hey! What about the little things we write? Like the grocery list or the LOL ‘to do list’, then the love note slipped in hubby’s lunch. Even hubby can leave it by the coffee pot, on the night table, in your child’s bed-time book, the places are endless! A simple little 5 letter word drawn as even a child could, can change someone’s day. I know, my mom told me it was so.

(Okay, Michael I know you’re probably getting antsy now. I better let you go run that off. Just one more thought.)

I noticed that the older I get the less I worry to impress others. I crave more each day to put a smile on someone’s face, just as I did as a child.

And as an adult getting her trademark wrinkles I bring along with me my childhood trademark  and I want you to share it. 

Be great in little things. ~ St. Francis Xavier ~




About Michael Bowers

My name is Michael Bowers and I invite you to go on a QUEST with me. It’s not a quest to change the world but rather to change ourselves. We’ll call it a “Character-Quest” because it will be about BEING or BECOMING examples of substance and integrity in everything we do…striving to live a life of pure excellence! And you know what? I’m a firm believer that if we first concentrate on overcoming our own problems then we naturally gain needed leverage for helping others with theirs.
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4 Responses to Not a Four Letter Word

  1. Wow! Why am I hungry (again) after this post? But hey at least I’m smiling! 😉
    Awesome Job Sis!

  2. Ginger Sorg says:

    Wow!! Now I know what my Sis has been up too! This has certainly made me smile a great BIG ONE:))) Great job! I think you have found your calling!

  3. Mike Robbins says:

    Food, more food, the sandwich sounds good but without the apple!! Another great job, Honey!!! Really made me smile!!

  4. Jen says:

    Awesome!! Very nicely done!! Reminds me of my poem 🙂 A smile really does work wonders! I look forward to more writings from you!! My grouchy mechanics are smiling more when I am around! I tell them my smile and cheerful attitude is contagious!! Besides washing all those buses without help and not complaining has shown them that I work hard and still keep up my cheerful attitude…lol! Hearing Mr. Randy laugh at my poem that I gave them was wonderful!! I knew he had heart I just had to break down that tough exterior of his!!

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