Adjectives are interesting.
They can describe a feeling, but they can’t tell us what that feeling is.
If you look up “happy” in a dictionary, you will find something like “feeling good.”
If you look at happy in my heart, you will find something like “rainy day” or “alone.”
A lot of people would think “rainy day” is boring, and “alone” is sad. But not me.
That is where adjectives and our feelings can get confusing, almost like a foreign language.
Each mask represents a feeling, but each of us experiences that feeling differently. Different things make
us happy, sad, angry. How do you experience each of these feelings? What are the things that make you happy, sad, or angry?
1 Look at each feeling.
2 Think of things that give you these feelings.
3 Write those examples under each feeling.
4 Compare what these words mean in the dictionary and what they mean to you.
Words have dictionary meanings, but we are not dictionaries. We each experience words differently, especially adjectives. Adjectives are words that describe things. Because each of us experiences the world differently, we will use these adjectives in different ways. This is a chance to reflect on what these words mean to you.