From the inception of the internet, WWW has stood for the World Wide Web. Recently WWW is looking like World Wide Wordle. I feel no shame in admitting my addiction to this super fun game. Thanks to Josh Wardle for creating it for his partner. It has turned into a gift to millions. That said, there is more to this blog than my obsession with 5 letter words. I’ve broadened my horizons to include a 7 letter word game. This latter challenge is the NY Times Spelling Bee. You are provided with 7 letters and a word quota. The idea is to come up with words from the given letters. The tricky part is that a designated letter must appear in every word. There are additional rules to the Bee, but unnecessary to elaborate here.
The point is these word games have become one of the big antidotes to my pandemic stress disorder. Like Dr. Seuss I love nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. My inertia-ridden brain cells have come alive again thanks to Wordle and the Spelling Bee. I don’t consider these games literally nonsense. They provide an enjoyable distraction for some of the hum drum hours in the day. They jump start creativity, imagination, memory and even a little silliness. All good.
It's also been said how these things are fun and fun is good. What kinds of things do you do to add a spark to your day? It can make a big difference getting through difficulties when we find a few moments to play, have a light heart and do something a little outside of the box. “Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. Other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.” Douglas Pagels (If you are a Wordle fan you might be inclined to choose green. <3)
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