No Matter How You Say It: Kindness

No Matter How You Say It: Kindness Word Origin “The word ‘kindness’ harks back to the Old English ‘kyndnes’ which meant “nation” – and has roots in the word ‘kin’, as in one’s family, race or relations. The word eventually evolved into our more modern understanding of...

No Matter How You Say It: Resilience

No Matter How You Say It: Resilience Word Origin Resilience comes from the Latin root resiliens, from re- “back”  + salire “to jump, leap”.  Can you see how Resilience is rebounding or jumping back? from Etymonline.com Sign Language Resilient ...

No Matter How You Say It: Gratefulness

No Matter How You Say It: Gratefulness Word Origin Gratefulness has its roots in the latin words gratus meaning “pleasing” and the verb facere which means “to make or do” to create the word gratificus – “doing a kindness”. Can you see how being grateful is the...

No Matter How You Say It: Diligence

No Matter How You Say It: Diligence Word Origin Diligence is a descendant of diligere, a Latin word meaning “to value highly”. It is formed by combining dis (“apart”) and legere (“to choose”). Diligent individuals choose to make the most...

No Matter How You Say It: Responsibility

No Matter How You Say It: Responsibility Word Origin The word responsible comes from two Latin roots, responsum, which means “an answer, a reply” and spondere, which means “to promise”. Can you see how responsibility is a promised response? Sign Language Check out the...