Use ORDER in a sentence to show that you know what the word means.
I am using the internet quite a lot these days to ORDER things that are cheaper than in the stores. Cases in point:
- Found a wonderful dress at Nordstrom for a big event coming up (thanks to the eagle eye of a caring cousin-in-law) but balked because it was way beyond my budget. Came home and found the exact dress (size, color, new) at eBay. So I ordered it, held my breath that what I received would be right, and was thrilled when it arrived and indeed it was. At an almost 50% discount!!
- Found some shoes for D. that were a perfect fit and match for his suit (which we got on sale also!). Came home and found the shoes at Amazon. So I ordered them and we saved 30%!
I am obsessed with establishing ORDER out of chaos. This happens at work and at home. At work, I’m constantly editing, streamlining, and making systems more efficient. Luckily that’s a big part of my job, so it’s a good fit. But I can’t help myself. When I see systems that are inefficient or disorderly, I feel compelled to make them better! At home, I’m constantly dusting, sweeping, straightening the blanket on my bed. After a big move, I need to unpack right away. I cannot live in a messy space.
I don’t like to give ORDERS. I prefer to just do things myself if they need to get done. Or I hope that people will just do what they should without being ordered to. Or that they can read my mind and know what I want them to do. This doesn’t really work in real life, though. We are not a clairvoyant species, unfortunately. And I am constantly learning how to communicate my needs and wants verbally, not making assumption that another person can read my mind or my body language. How much do we hope that our minds can be read, especially in relationships?
Things don’t always happen in the ORDER that you would think. For example, love to marriage to house to children. Or lower level job to middle level job to upper level job. Or from A to Z. Life happens in all kinds of ways, out of order. And if you let it, great things can happen when you least expect. I didn’t expect that I would be where I am now at this age. And I’ve been able to let go of some of my ORDER-FOCUSED tendencies to let things happen more organically. It’s not always comfortable to go that route, but I’ve surrendered bit by bit. And here I am.