I love to travel. I love to read. I'm a lover of children and animals. I'm rather a nature freak. I definitely believe in the power of words. When my children were little, I taught them not to cuss at someone they were mad at, but to give some thought to what they really want to tell that person, use a thesaurus and dictionary and learn a few new words so they could say what they wanted to, but make that person stop in their tracks because they couldn't understand if they were being insulted or complimented. This practice got the children out of many a scrape with their peers, as well as improving their vocabulary without them really realizing it. I'm using vocabulary. com because I'm finding I have been out of school so long, I'm forgetting the meanings of many words and I want to improve that situation.