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Word Wednesday...On a Thursday--Community

My official word for today, Word Wednesday (I failed, second week in a row, to post on time. I am so very sorry) is COMMUNITY. For some reason this middle of the week post is hard for me to reach and I'm beginning to worry it will become a regular occurrence...I'm going to try REALLY, REALLY hard for a few more weeks to post on time like I'm supposed to, it is called Word WEDNESDAY for a reason, but if not possible, I will reassess if I need to change the date I post. Anyway, my word is COMMUNITY. Let's get to it!

Definition:a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

In Layman's Terms: a whole bunch of people living in the same area. By living in the same area, they tend to share a lot of the same ideas, concerns, or beliefs.

Part of Speech: 
Noun (take your pick-noun …
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In Layman's Terms: to continue moving forward, working hard, even when times get tough and there are obstacles in your way. Be strong! One step at a time!

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In Layman's Terms: to open your mouth, suck in lots of air, and then let it all out.

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