Watch Your Language

I grew up in a time that if you said anything that remotely sounded like a curse word the response from the grown folks would be “Watch your language.” which translated to watch what comes out of your mouth.

Times have changed and we have evolved to say anything we think is okay rather we offend folks, including ourselves or not. However, we still need to watch our language when it comes to talking about ourselves and our life.

Someone private messaged me the other day and said “looks like you’re doing great in Atlanta” my immediate response was “I’m living my best life.” I didn’t think twice before replying to them.

I’ve also implemented the word “perfect” in my life almost daily. I tell people to have a perfect day, I say “it’s perfect” when I comment on occasions, birthdays, the weather, my meal, etc…It’s not a common word we hear because we have been taught that nothing is perfect. Oh, but it is perfect!

If we say it then we believe it. We talk to ourselves rather audibly or silently more than we talk to anyone else. It’s why there are thousands of books telling us not to talk negatively about ourselves. I cringe when I hear people say they are dumb, stupid, fat, ugly, broke, and any other negative adjective.

And why is it not perfect? Perfect is only an opinion. If someone says we are not, then I dispute that because we are made in God’s image and God doesn’t make mistakes. We are perfect right where we are today. We are perfect for the knowledge we have and the experience we know. Tomorrow we will know more, be better and be perfect again.

Try it just for an hour, a day, or a week. Try implementing the words and phrases that are positive and will impact your life. Watch people’s reactions when you say unfamiliar words and phrases. Then pass it on to them “Watch your language.”

Published by Dana

Creative writer about my life and life lessons. Survivor of abandonment, addiction, narcissist relationships, and trauma. Still dealing while I'm healing. Thank you Jesus!

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