Word of the Week: Paucity

The word of the week is: Paucity

Pronunciation: [paw-si-tee]



1. smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness (a country with a paucity of resources).

2. smallness or insufficiency of number; fewness.

Quotes relating to this topic:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”
-Edward Everett Hale

“Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.”-Vernor Vinge

“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, and then I realized, I am somebody.”

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.” -African Proverb

I saw this one feather struggling to hang on to a blade of grass as the wind blew, and I thought it would make a great picture. It is the perfect metaphor for how many people feel in tough struggles in life. Those times when we feel like we are holding on with all our might and if one more thing hits us we will just fall apart. Well, if you are feeling that way now just remember that you are stronger than you think. We never give ourselves enough credit for the strength within us, but we just need to believe in our abilities in order for them to carry us through.


About instillari

I look at life with a positive attitude and try to learn something new each day. I love so many things in life including but not limited to: -Spending quality time with family and friends -Animals (especially my poodle Teddy) -Swimming and relaxing outside -Watching my favorite shows and movies -Reading a good book or magazine -Writing and sharing my thoughts for discussion -Baking and trying new recipes -Inspiring and helping others. Plus so much more!

Posted on August 20, 2012, in Daily Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Chancy and Mumsy

    That is an amazing picture of the feather on the blade of that plant. Nice word too. Hugs

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