Word of the Day: Shine

shine /SHīn/

1. verb: to give off light

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Francis Bacon, 1561 – 1626

The soul can split the sky in two and let the face of God shine through.” Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 – 1950

2. verb: to be very talented or successful at an activity

There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It’s up to you to find it, and you can.” David Viscott, 1938 – 1966

Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine!” Jennie Finch, 1980 –

3. noun: a quality of brightness, especially from reflected light

Never dull your shine for somebody else.” Tyra Banks, 1973 –

pictured: Oakview Grange members Joyce Kludt and Alice Coakley presented 91 third graders at Jefferson-Lincoln Elementary School with their very own dictionary. It was hard to tell who was more excited – the Grange members or the third graders. The Oakview Grange #311 has been serving its community for over 100 years. The Dictionary Project Words for Thirds is just one of many community service projects the Grange participates in to give back to the Lewis County community.