Word of the Day: benevolent

BENEVOLENT

Something about today made me want to help others. Maybe it was when Pete woke up with the stomach flu. I bought him ginger ale, made him soup, disinfected the bathroom and washed his roommates’ dishes.

On the way back from class, I picked up a student from the trail and drove her home. And when my friend got a flat tire, I brought her dinner.

I’m not tooting my own horn – or maybe I am – but I found this day a perfect time to explore a word I’ve always passed over.

“Benevolent” means “characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings,” according to Dictionary.com.

I don’t know how long these benevolent feelings will last. I’m feeling a bit sick now. Perhaps I’ll have to rely on some benevolent acts from my peers tomorrow.

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