Word of the Day: Vitality

/vīˈtalədē/, noun: 1. a. the capacity to endure, be successful, carry on, “But one prediction is pretty safe: that, if we as a people have lost the habit of reading, if we have become a passive people, a society of viewers rather than thinkers, we will have lost our intellectual and moral vitality; and when these are gone, everything else will be about ready to go too.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. b. the power or ability of something to continue to live, to grow or develop, “When you have a lot of construction going on, it sends a message of vitality that builds up consumer confidence. It gets people to spend money when they see that energy, that things are happening.” Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City 2. physical or intellectual vigor; energy or liveliness. “I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality by contact with this great novel land of yours which sticks up out of the Atlantic.” Winston Churchill Participants of “Makin’ Macon Fit,” Rotary Club of Lafayette, TN