And out came toads

10 Oct

I’m going to start out by saying that I’m going to talk (briefly) about a pet peeve. Let’s just call it a Public Service Announcement.

  • Our words (and thoughts) have power
  • We live in a responsive Universe
  • We do, at some point, reap what we sow 

That said, here is my peeve:   It really bothers me when I hear women (or men, for that matter) say:

  • I’ve been dying to ________.   Toads and Vipers
  • Oh, the food is to die for!
  • I’ll just die if I don’t _______.
  • This headache/backache/whatever is just killing me!
  • My life is over because _______.
  • What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.
  • That just kills me!
  • Kill them with kindness.
  • If I hear one more person say _______, I’m gonna kill myself.
  • Or them.

Would you REALLY want any of that to come to pass?  Of course not.  Let’s begin to pay attention to what we say. Begin to catch ourselves when something like this comes out of our mouth. Practice loving kindness toward ourselves and others in thought, word and deed.  

I wonder if I can be kind…and still be snarky occasionally?  Feel free to let me know.

Life is many things; breathtakingly beautiful, smolderingly sexy, and exceedingly challenging sometimes. But, all-in-all, it’s worth living.

XO Donna

(The illustration is from the 1870 French fairy tale “Diamonds and Toads,” by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Kate Greenaway.)

 

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8 Responses to “And out came toads”

  1. mariagatling October 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Great post….short and to the point with a great reminder.

    • oneoklock October 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

      Thanks, Maria…I appreciate your feedback!
      XO Donna

      • ginamwaterfield October 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

        My favorite of all! Concise and pointed!

      • oneoklock October 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

        Thank you, Miss G! Have I been too verbose….should I shorten my blogs more, you think? XO Donna

        Sent from my iPhone Sorry about typos (damned auto-correct).

  2. ginamwaterfield October 10, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Reblogged this on ginamwaterfield and commented:
    Words matter. Even to the user 😉

  3. writerlulu October 25, 2013 at 12:08 am #

    my favorite part is:

    Our words (and thoughts) have power
    We live in a responsive Universe
    We do, at some point, reap what we sow

    what a reminder. I look forward to sharing powerful thoughts together at some point 🙂

  4. writerlulu October 25, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    my favorite part is:

    Our words (and thoughts) have power
    We live in a responsive Universe
    We do, at some point, reap what we sow

    what a reminder. I look forward to sharing powerful thoughts together at some point 🙂

    • oneoklock October 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

      I’m glad you found something that spoke to you, and I want to thank you for reaching out and letting me know!
      XO Donna

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