Word of the Day: Charm

/CHärm/ noun: 1. the ability or quality of giving delight or arousing admiration “To write without clarity and charm is a miserable waste of time and ink.” Cicero 107 BCE – 44 BCE 2. a small ornament worn on a necklace or bracelet to symbolize a person or event “In two decades I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” Erma Bombeck, 1927 -1996 verb: 3. to please, soothe, or delight by compelling attraction May God grant you always A sunbeam to warm you, A moonbeam to charm you, A sheltering angel so nothing can harm you, Laughter to cheer you, Faithful friends near you, And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you. – Irish Blessing 4. to affect by or as if by magic “God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.” Saint Teresa of Avila, 1515 – 1582