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SoCS: Least Favorite and Favorite Words

Here’s today’s interesting stream of consciousness prompt: “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!

Just one word?

There are plenty of words I don’t like. Maybe I’ll figure out my least favorite if I start rambling them off.

“Unbelievable!” is one my ex boyfriend used a lot. It got on my nerves, because I could believe things that were really cool. Unbelievable would be something like the pigs flying when they are not in heaven, because pigs go to heaven just like dogs. So if you see a pig flying, I mean really flying, you might be in heaven.

Impossible. No surprises there since my blog title is “Anything is possible.” My dad told me “Nothing is impossible,” when I was 12 and it stuck.

Tirelessly. I might have written about this before. Back when I worked in a stressful job with way too much paperwork, the boss gave a big speech at a banquet and talked about how we staff had been working “tirelessly.” But I was damn tired. If someone works tirelessly, they either haven’t worked very long, or they are on too much caffeine and will eventually burn out. Or at least need a rest. We’re human. We get tired. There’s a backlash going around about glamorizing overwork. Maybe I can find the meme. Be right back….

On the other hand, there’s this thing lately about having trouble finding people to work. We saw that on a sign the other night when we went out to a restaurant and someone didn’t show up for work. The sign said,

Be nice to our servers, we are short staffed. People don’t want to work.

There must be some kind of balance. A need to treat people with respect. Expect responsibility and work, but not 50 hours a week with no overtime.

I guess I got off on a tangent.

There’s still no male component for the word, “bitch,” is there? I mean, it’s a female dog, and that’s okay, but, well you know the issue with a male who exhibits the same behavior being praised, except not by me.

I knew I was forgetting something, so went to ask David what word I don’t like. He thought for a minute, then said, “always.” Yes. How could I forget about “always,” and “never,” and “everybody.” They are rarely true. Can you think of an example where always, never, or everybody is true?

Okay, If you’re telling someone to always look both ways before crossing the street, that’s good. But saying, politicians always lie – there’s no proof of that. I mean, surely they one might tell the truth, sometimes. There are always possibly exceptions.

They say it never rains in California, but it does, sometimes, and I’m praying it rains more. A steady, but moderate rain to quench the dry earth and put out the fires.

Just for the sake of balance, here are some of my favorite words,







May it be……

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It’s Possible to still have Power in a “power outage.”

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“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

_____Alice Walker

      I’m betting most of us feel like we don’t have as much power as we want. But we always have power. We have the power to change our thoughts. There are all kinds of words in our heads making up our thoughts. We can change the thoughts by changing the words. The journey of changing an attitude, can begin with changing a single word. Like changing “I can’t” to “I’ll try.”
Now, some people (like my friend Yoda) don’t like the word try. But sometimes try can help move us from, I can’t  to  I can, or at least from,  I think I can  to  Maybe  I can…..  Let me just try this one little step and see what happens.
We have the power to smile or laugh or cry.  We have the power change our rate of breathing. Most of us can take a deep breath, but even if we can’t, because we might cough or something, we can take a slower, longer breath. It’s amazing with a few slow breaths can do.
We have the power to ask for what we want. We might not always get what we want, but we can ask. And of course, if we try, we usually find we get what we need. We have the power to accept what we cannot change, and we have the power to keep fighting the good fight. We can choose what to encourage, even with a smile or a nod. And we can decide how much attention to give to things we don’t like.
We have the power to love ourselves and others, even if we have to love some people from a distance, we can always pray for them and for ourselves.
Even when the electricity goes out, we still have power. We can light a candle. We can sing a song. We can tell a story. Let’s make it a good one.