Thursday, April 9, 2009

Adopt a Word

I CAN is an organization in the UK that helps children with speech, language and communication difficulties. As someone who just went through months of speech therapy with a little person I know it can be time-consuming and expensive (and frustrating).

The Adopt a Word program is a clever means of fundraising for I CAN. For a SMALL donation you can adopt one word for an entire year. You get a certificate and everything. I'm not sure if you can collect royalties on the usage of the word, but you can certainly ask. The worst they can do is tell you no. (Actually, the worst they could do is laugh in your face and say your crazy.) But still it's worth a try.

Wouldn't you love to be the official adopter of cool words like "love" or "money" or "supercalifragalisticexpialidocious"? I'm thinking of adopting two words so I can have my own phrase. Something like "skinny booty" or "winning smile" or, heck, why not "spread change" cause that's what we're doing around here. (Way more than skinny booty, that's for sure.)

And for today's "free" kindness: Why not give someone a word of their own? Write a word on an index card and doodle around it. Make it a word that really embodies the personality of a friend of family member. Write them a note to go with it that says, "This word reminds me of you." What a nice gift that will make someone smile.

1 comment:

tantra flower said...

I'm going to adopt my least favorite word in an attempt to make peace with it.