Word of the Day: Potential

by Sep 7, 2019The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day

po-ten-tial / pə-ˈten(t)-shəl
 
adjective
 
1.      possible; able to be achieved or done
After your daughter is married, there comes a number of potential sons-in-law.
Russian Proverb
 
2.      capable of doing or being
Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen.
Emil Cioran, 1911-1995
 
noun
 
1.      something that can develop or become
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Leo Buscaglia, 1924-1998
 
2.      a quality that may or may not be developed
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking ourpotential.
Winston Churchill, 1874-1965

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at DG.2019@5630mail.org.

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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