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Monday, August 3, 2015

Making room

EG's Twelve Months of Bliss

I am alive, barely. But we are alive and kickin' and movin' and shakin'. Needless to say, I picked up the largest cup of vanilla iced coffee from Chick-fil-A this morning. Not even ashamed.

I'm taking my mind off of moving for the day and focusing on some more fun things, like life things. First thing, I've just got to brag about my gal Em. Ya'll, she's the best. Hunter knows her as Emily from Nashville, my blogger friend who sends confetti in her letters (haha!). And he's totally up for a trip to Nashville... Taking any guests Em and X?

Anyways, so Emily presented a challenge as part of her 12 Months of Bliss - Making Room. Essentially, where can I make room in my life by getting rid of a bad habit of mine. I really wanted to be serious about this challenge because guys, bad habits are just that, bad habits. And my particular bad habit was not something I'm proud of and needed to get rid of desperately. Are ya'll ready?

Bad language.

Please don't judge me ha! But in all seriousness, whenever I got frustrated, or angry, or irritated, I would resort to using some not nice words to convey my emotions. I'll tell ya, my favorite words were s***, da**, and hell (that's in the Bible so I'll spell it out). I wouldn't venture from those words because I felt like they were milder compared to others.

And you know what's even crazier? Those "worse" words would repulse me. Talk about calling a kettle black huh? So I knew I needed to stop using those words and replace them with the proper words to convey those emotions. So rather than saying s***, say something else like "son-of-a-gun!" See, works just as well.

It was hard at first, and I still have my moments that my sinful nature comes out to play. But overall, I have to say I feel like I'm doing better. I'm praying about it, being self-aware about it, and intentionally making every effort to stop using those words, and to make room for better words.

Thank you Emily for encouraging us to rid our lives of the habits that only weigh us down and prevent us from fully experiencing the beauty of it all.
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  1. Damn girl! You know, words themselves are not a sin, it's the attitude in which they are expressed that's the sin! Just my way of justifying by dirty mouth ;-) Let me know how the clean up goes...I need some tips! ;-) ;-)

  2. I feel like I could have written this post myself ;) I find it too easy to become 'loose lipped' and start using words and expressing emotions that are probably best kept to myself ;) Thankfully my husband is always fairly hot on my heels about this and let's me know when I am getting a bit too careless with my words.

  3. Oh my goodness, you potty mouth you! Lol I went through a phase where I tried to curse because.... well, I don't know why... but It always sounded so weird coming out of my mouth! Friends even told me to stop because they could tell it wasn't in my nature. I think it's because somehow my parents convinced me that dang was the D word, brat was the B word, and freakin' was the F word for a loooooooooooong time.

  4. Hi hi hi hi!! I'm here!! Late, but here! :) First of all- YES. You guys are *always* welcome!!! You'll get your own room and actual bed and everything... because we're working on adulting over here ;)

    Okay, you wanna hear something? I am working on my bad language too .... eek! Tell you what, lady. It's NOT easy. Until it is, right? Weird how that works.

    So glad to have you along in this year's challenges :) XO