Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Ultimate Forward

I got a forward from a friend today. I, like some friends of mine, refuse to "do" forwards. Usually they are pointless and prey on insecurity and superstition. However, my one exception to this rule of forwards, is forwarding and responding to test, quizzes and anything that is more personal than it is gimicky. I got the best forward I have gotten in a while and I thought I would share it with you here.

The concept is simple. It requires very little effort on the sender's part or the part of the receiver. It's enlightening. It can further a friendship and it does all this in one word. This is why I call it the ultimate forward. See if you agree...

The Game is On
Describe me in one word...just one single word. Send it to me and only me. Then, forward the original message to all your friends and see what they have to say about you.

So far I have gotten back:
GENEROUS
BENEVOLENT
CONNECTED
CREATIVE
EBULLIENT
BRAVE

AND...

EFFECTUAL (with the following caveat)
I don't think this word is generally used to describe people...more likely to describe a thing or action that provides a successful outcome. But if you look it up in the Thesaurus, you'll see why I chose the word. It encompasses the first 20+ words that came to mind when I read this email.

http://thesaurus.reference.com/browse/effectual

1 comment:

Amelia's moms said...

That's awesome! And you are certainly all of those things, including effectual - which I take to mean: those things you really care about, you make happen. Sometimes just through sheer force of will!