Do you play Wordle? My daily text message to my youngest sister includes a word like “splendid” or “great” or “phew” to let her know how I fared on the New York Times popular game. Although the game is fun, that’s not the only reason I play. I prefer the communication with my sister, which is precious to me. Today I had all the letters right, but they didn’t make a word. I had to rearrange them. Easy enough.
Are there other things in our lives that are all the right stuff, but they need some re-arranging? For example, I may have correct information, but I may need to soften the message for the sake of the recipient. I may aim to do good deeds, but the timing isn’t in the best interest of others. We have strong personality traits, but there’s a time and place to abandon those characteristics in our day-to-day encounters. We have our agendas, but we may encounter a million things that are more important now. Just as rearranging letters leads to Wordle success, rearranging our thoughts, words, and actions may produce successful outcomes.