i know YOU CAN do it!:)
(Do WHAT?! joan)
🙂 SHINE BRIGHT! (and clean!) 🙂
Modify..edit..tweak (our weak!) …for a NICER Night, Day, Week, Life, YA?
“The way we speak can determine who our friends will be, the amount of respect we will get from our families and coworkers, the quality of our relationships, how influential we will be, whether we get the job or the promotion, and how strangers respond to us.” It also says: “Ask yourself if your relationships could, perchance, be even better if you didn’t swear.” (excerpted: The book Cuss Control)
In his book How Rude! Dr. Alex Packer states: “People who swear all the time are tiresome to listen to.” He adds that a profanity-filled vocabulary “doesn’t allow for the expression of much insight, wit, intelligence, or empathy. If your speech is lazy, vague, and unimaginative, your mind is sure to follow.”
All of us can appreciate the “JOY” retreat/oasis of a clean, litter-free, peaceful park! Is littering rude/disrespectful? Is wanton polluting of the earth short/long term ruining the earth/damaging/hurting/killing life on the planet??
What about swearing, cursing and abusive speech?!
Do you view cursing as a serious matter? ‘Not really,’ you might say. ‘After all, there are bigger problems in the world to worry about. Besides, everybody curses!’ Is that really true?
Believe it or not, there are many people who refrain from using bad language. And they know a few things that others don’t know. For example:
Cursing isn’t just about words. Your speech reveals what is going on inside you. Using foul language, then, could indicate that you are insensitive to the feelings of others. Is that the kind of person you really are?
The Bible says: “Whatever comes out of the mouth comes from the heart.”
- Profanity is verbal pollution. Why subject others
—or yourself —to it?
What the Bible says about speech:
The Bible says: “Put away . . . abusive speech.”—Ephesians 4:31.
The Bible says: “Let a rotten word not come out of your mouth.”—Ephesians 4:29.
All excerpts above/below from recently read article: YOUNG PEOPLE ASK Is Cursing Really That Bad?
Set a goal. Why not try to eliminate bad language in one month or less? You could track your progress on a chart or a calendar.
Really, bad language only pollutes the mind (and the air) with indecent thoughts. There are too many of those in the world already! “Don’t add to the slop,” recommends Cuss Control. “Do your part to clean up the verbal environment. You will feel better about yourself, and other people will feel better about you, too.
Don’t most of us value good health? Being clean is a major part of staying healthy/well…(i.e. frequent hand washing, bathing, brushing teeth, etc.)..why not clean speech?
THANKS…”your” brilliance dazzles!:)
(published 5/6/15 @ 10:50)