When I was growing up, Saturday mornings were not structured. Sleeping late was common. I never really worked early on Saturdays so the mornings were free.
Many times that my dad would be out running his errands on these mornings. Almost every time he was gone, a note would have been left on the dining room table. He would have instructions or chores for us to do.
It was on one of these notes that I first learned a particular word.
Now imagine a 14-year-old boy who is supposed to do his chores. Let’s pick vacuuming. Nothing would ever get moved. I would just hit the large, open areas of the floor. It seemed that I only would hit roughly 50% of the carpet!
Ironically, my son vacuums the way I used to. Anyway…
So on this specific morning, my dad included a word that described how I am supposed to do my chores. I was instructed to be diligent.
The Word – Diligent
The Worth – Here is the definition from Dictionary.com: