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Centered - 39th Word of the “Good Words” Project

Updated on November 30, 2016
Supporting Hubbers to help to keep each other Centered
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Center/Centereded the 39th good word in the Good Words Project

Centered: the 39th Word in Jo "Grace" Goldsmith’s Good Words Project. For 39 weeks Grace has given one word a week. Words for us to learn their meaning and for us to put into practice living up to what each word means to help us realize that if we live by these words and practice them, we will become the best person we can be and the best writers we can be.

This is Grace’s calling to promote the work of unknown writers to bring us recognition, to help us become known writers. Far too many writers do not get that recognition because no one knows that we are here and Jo made it her mission to read and read and read, then she would choose from our community of hubbers, she believed deserving of recognition for their writing contributions to every category, fiction, short stories, poems of every kind etc... and began writing her own monthly contribution called "The Gold Awards"

All her followers looked forward to Jo_Goldsmith11's Gold awards, where we could find who had been chosen for recognition by Grace's awards. One could not help be feel honored to see that she had chosen one of their hubs.

At the beginning I promised Jo/Grace that I would write a poem for each “Good Word” and although I am a little behind, I have kept and will keep my promise. Last week the 38th week’s good word was "Desire." It is my sincere desire to complete the Good Words Project and live up to my promise.


I had not thought of "Center/Centered" as a good word

I always thought centered meant to put something perfectly in the middle of something else, that is until Jo gave us Centered as the 39th word in the “Good Words” project. It was then I realized exactly what it meant (i.e. to be well balanced.)

What does Center/Centereded mean?

Centered: Focused, Concentrated, Fixed, Pinpointed, Spotlighted, and Highlighted.

Focused: 1. Concentrated on a particular thing. 2. Single-minded and determined –( Encarta Dictionary)

Concentrated: 1. applied with all one's attention, energy— (Bing dictionary)

I began to understand what it means to my being, to stay balanced, focused and to stay CENTERED.


Centered – 39th Good Word

© by Shyron Shenko


I never thought of Center as a good word before,

But when I heard it is the 39th “Good Word”

I thought about it and I understood

To be centered is the balance of one’s core


A hub is the center of our hubber's world

And hubbers are the spokes

That holds it together

Each one supporting the other

That keeps us all centered


Being centered is

The pinpoint of our centet

A balance of our soul and more

Concentrated on the poise

The highlight of our souls


It is hard to remain focused

Centering on the balance to

Calm a turbulent world

When troubling flags of wars unfurl


If our goal is concentrated

And it must be told

From the core of our souls

We can find the stability

Where flags and stories of peace unfold


Center of my Life

Cheryl Richardson is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers.
Cheryl Richardson is the author of The New York Times bestselling book, Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers. | Source

© 2015 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comment and for sharing this.

      I hope all is well with you and that you are staying cool in all this heat.

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      Very hard to be centered in the world I live in. Came back to share this excellent poem again. Very well written and well said. You always know just the right words to get your ideas across.

      Hope all is well there and that you are staying cool. Blessings and hugs dear friend, as always. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and for sharing.

      I can only hope you are well and everything is okay with you.

      It is a beautiful day and I will be outside for most of it.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 15 months ago from North Texas

      Well, after the last few days I would have to say I feel pretty UN- centered. Hopefully things will settle down soon. Very good word and very adaptable. Hopefully I will get a handle on things and bring back the center. Sharing . . .

      Hope you and John are both well and enjoying our pretty days and staying warm at night. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 18 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and sharing. It takes so little to get under the Donald's skin also. I love this it is so entertaining.

      I am so happy the weather is nice and hope you are enjoying this respite from the heat. It was so nice working outside today and not feeling cold or hot, got a lot done.

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Even more people are upset with the Donald than before. He knows his audience and his audience hasn't wavered. It's everyone else who is in a tizzy and trying to discredit him so he will appear less successful. So it would seem to me these people who are so upset are not centered. It takes so little to get under their skin. Sharing of course . .

      Weather has been so nice today. Almost down to perfect. I really like when neither the heat nor the a/c are necessary. I hope John is feeling better and that you are looking out for yourself as well. Take your Vitamin C by the ton. It works for me. Blessings . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, I am loving that the Donald is running, he sure did upset the apple cart. I wonder if he will sign the pledge the GOP wants all the candidates to sign, that he will not run as an independent.

      I can't wait for cool weather, have to get things done now, the lot next to us sold and we have to extend our fence.

      I hope all is well with you. Take care my friend

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 20 months ago from North Texas

      I'm wondering how many people are sufficiently centered so as not to let The Donald discombobulate them? Being so angry with him makes me think he's upset their applecart and that wouldn't be so easy to do if they were truly centered would it?

      Another horribly hot day -- 98 here, and still time to rise some more. Hope you are staying in. I know it's hard to get anything done without going outside sometimes, but most of the grass I see that isn't watered is brown these days. Hope all is well. Blessings and hugs . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Flourish, thank you for the comment. I know it is so hard to stay centered and I understand what you are saying about at peace, being even-keeled, meditative, and not overly consumed with one thing at the expense of all others.

      Have a Blessed day and happy you are staying Centered.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Patricia, thank you again for the Angels, comments. As I write the poem for each "Good Word" I am amazed at how much I don't know and I find new meaning in each word.

      Blessings and Hugs to you

      Shyron

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      I like your message of balance and support. When I think of being centered, I think of being at peace, being even-keeled, meditative, and not overly consumed with one thing at the expense of all others.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Shyron

      Being centered and focused is a 'good word/expression. It keeps our eye on what really matters after all doesn't it?

      Thank you for sharing this, Shyron. It causes us to stop and ponder what is important.

      Angels are on the way to you ps

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Bidd Waxx, great to meet you, thank you for the compliment and the comment. As I wrote this, I got a better understanding of the meaning of centered. I am learning that there is more to words than simple meanings.

      I will be over to check out your hubs soon.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Mary, thank you for the comment, compliment and up-votes. I appreciate you, very much.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you for the compliment, comment, up votes and pin. I hope you know that I appreciate you, very much

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

      Shyron

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      Barb Schindel 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      To me centered would mean the center of the term full circle, meaning everything connected or each point done - you gave me a better understanding and , as well, a great writing.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      The honesty and centered message here is one we all need to focus on at times. You've certainly hit "center" with this hub and your beautiful poetry.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was dead on Shyron. I try to stay centered in every momentof my life.

      I voted up and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Peggy, thank you so much, I really appreciate the compliment and comment.

      Blessings to you.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Being centered down to one's very mind and soul is definitely a good thing because that is where truths can be found. Good things can come of this. This was beautifully portrayed in your poetry.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      To all my wonderful friends here on HP. You are such a blessing in my life and I appreciate each and every one of you.

      God Bless you and thank you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Maria, I am glad you are loving this thank you for your comment, up-votes and for the loving hugs.

      Blessings and Hugs to you also.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Jo/Sis, thank you for the comment, compliment, sharing on FB and HP, and for tweeting.

      Blessings and hugs

      Love Sis

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment, up-vote and for sharing, you know that I appreciate you.

      Blessings and hugs, hope you are staying warm

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Shauna, thank you for the compliment and comment, I appreciate you so much.

      Blessings and hugs to you my beautiful friend.

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      Maria Jordan 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Shyron,

      Loving the personal and universal meaning you have given to this word - CENTERED... loving the way you express your inner core through poetry.

      Voting UP and UABI. Love and hugs, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Theresa/Faith, thank you for your comments and compliment. I do appreciate you.

      Blessings and Hugs

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Dear Beautiful Ruby thank you for your comments and comments on this. I know that being centered is being balanced but I think being self-centered means being selfish. I hope my words were not misleading.

      Blessings and Hugs to you.

      Shyron

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Hi Sis,

      Once again, you have done a beautiful job! I very much enjoyed reading this. And your poetry grows more amazing with each good word!

      Looking forward to reading more of your creative inspirations! :-)

      Shared, tweet, fb and Up ++++ ((((((((( Shyron ))))))))))

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Centered and self-centered are not exactly the same things. Centered is to be focused on something. One's goals, one's task, reality, etc. Self-centered is to be focused entirely on oneself. One could say selfish instead of self-centered.

      Another great poem. Voted up, BAUI, and sharing.

      Hope all is well with you. Hope to talk soon. Take care . . .

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Shyron, this is a beautiful message to the world. Awesome interpretation of what is means to be centered and how it can lead to peace. Wonderful thoughts!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Centered is a great word as it means being grounded, but self-centered is not the same as it is being selfish and only thinking of oneself.

      Love your poetry as always.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Another important word, I've always loved the word centered as it relates to being well balanced and focus, having read your wonderful poem I love it even more. One more to add to my collection. Nicely done.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Always when I heard people say, he's/she's self-centered, I thought of them only thinking of themselves, not caring about other's feelings, not true, I find out through your poetry. Thank you Shyron. Beautiful!

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