a little wordy

because words can inspire

Fighter

Michele Viner

n. someone who does not give up.

Be a brave but peaceful fighter.

One of my favourite words in my wordy lineup is fight.  Way back when when this product was still in my head and far from the paper, I kept seeing the word fight.  I loved it because it can mean different things.  In the negative, it can mean having a good 'ol barney with someone, but that is not how I thought about it.  I thought more about it in the positive.  Fight can also mean roll up your sleeves, and get to it.  

I have known many people in my life who have waged a good fight.  It is a word we commonly use to describe someone who has succumbed to a long battle with illness.  Sometimes it is used for people who have waged a good try at winning, but ultimately came in second.  For me, it is about having integrity.  About knowing who you are, what you stand for, and what you can achieve.

I dedicate this word to a young woman I have never even met.  She is a person who has already fought some stuff in her life through health issues and personal battles.  Most recently, she was the victim of a violent crime that some thought she may not be able to overcome.  But she did.  To win a fight, you must first be a fighter.  To be a fighter, you need to know what you have.  It doesn't involve violence, and in fact it never should.  Instead, it is about resolve, determination, courage and strength.  My heartfelt love to all the brave, but peaceful, fighters out there. xo