Being thankful #24...

By Vichara

The average life expectancy rate for us here in the so-called civilized world is 78. If you lived in the sub-Saharan Africa it is 47. When a great percentage of us are looking forward to perhaps a future retirement, spending time with the kids or even grandchildren those is this region have gone. The planetary walk for those in Swaziland is even less…32 years. I am not saying to give up the whiling away of time in leisurely activities I am just pointing out that for some the luxury of time in pretty non-existent. We should be cognizant and not to look at the idea of shrugging of this mortal coil as something that doesn’t happen to us, it will so we should use the time we have with compassionate acts and help each other along the way.

exonerate • \ig-ZAH-nuh-rayt\ • verb
1 : to relieve of a responsibility, obligation, or hardship
2 : to clear from accusation or blame

Example Sentence:
Dwight was exonerated for the crime of taking the money after it was found that his fingerprints did not match those on the cashbox.

Did you know?
We won't blame you if you don't know the origins of today's word. "Exonerate" derives via Middle English from the past participle of the Latin verb "exonerare," meaning "to unburden," formed by combining the prefix "ex-" with "onus," meaning "load" or "burden." ("Onus" itself lives on with that meaning in English.) In its earliest uses (dating from the 16th century), "exonerate" was used in the context of physical burdens -- a ship, for example, could be exonerated of its cargo when it was unloaded. Later it was used in reference to any kind of burden, until a more specific sense developed, meaning "to relieve (someone) of blame.

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