My favorite word is constantly changing. When I find one I like better, it becomes my new favorite. Currently, my favorite word is happy. It’s short, simple and to the point. I love how there are so many meanings, happy can mean being fortunate, delighted or content. There are many synonyms, but sometimes ‘happy’ is the only way to explain something. I also like how happiness can come from the smallest things, like someone smiling at you in the hallway or a simple compliment. It’s the kind of emotion that everyone should experience. In addition, happy is one of the first emotions you learn as a child, so I feel like I know it the best. I always know when I’m happy and when I’m not, but when it comes to other emotions, I never know where I stand. For some reason, when I think of the word happy, I always see bumblebees, flowers and the color yellow. I think it’s because the word happy is usually surrounded by yellow flowers and bee graphics. Which I think is a little ironic because bees are usually thought of as harmful for their stinging. Nevertheless, seeing the color yellow always seems to brighten my day.


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  1. Sharai 4 months ago

    One sentence you wrote that stand out to me is when you said “happy is short, simple, and it get’s to the point. You didn’t take forever to tell us why you like the word happy, you just got straight to the point.

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