This week’s Wednesday Word of the Day comes from Merriam-Webster.
1: capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer or by the pressure of rollers
2 a: capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces or influences
b: having a capacity for adaptive change
“Lead is indidiously useful. It’s hard, but malleable, is relatively common, melts at a low enough temperature to be workable, and doesn’t rust.” – Ben Paynter, Wired, June 2016
“[T]he role of First Lady is… a role that is surprisingly malleable, shaped by the personality, style, and interests (or lack thereof) of the person occupying it.” – Jonathan Van Meter, Vogue, 11 Nov. 2016
The last definition is my favorite. Are you malleable, that is, do you have the capacity for adaptive change? In order to get through life with grace, you have to be malleable enough to adapt to new situations and information.
One way I’ve proven to myself that I’m malleable is changing my diet to fit my body’s needs, rather than always eating what I think tastes good. How do you prove to yourself that you’re malleable?