Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Did you change your medication?

I never really realized the affect swearing had on my attitude. Really, it became such a "normal" part of my life. And I am sorry to belabor on this point, but I've had a real revelation.

Yesterday I was visiting at someone's desk and they jokingly (but I think they were partly serious) said "Did you change your medication, you seem so much happier"... I took it to heart. Swearing is ugly. it makes you ugly, there is nothing pretty about "f-bombs" have you seen the destruction bombs do? I think there is a reason that is the nickname of "f".

Do you know why I quit swearing, because there was a woman in our office, I was going to say, or rather I would have said, "they can take that money and shove it up their...." but I didn't because she was standing there. If there was nothing wrong with what I was saying why did I have to filter it? God really worked on me on my way home.

I am not saying it's not a struggle, 3 times yesterday. And 2 out of 3 where not "f-bombs".

So hopefully one day, if I have a bad day, people will think that's not normal... and think I forgot to take my meds... lol...


KayMac said...

Margie, you are awesome. Question, did you ever swear when you were happy, or only when you were angry? Just interested...nothing behind the question.

Jada's Gigi said...

Good for you! there is nothing glorifying to God in swearing. I myself have had issues with swearing...not big bad words but simpley the lack of control over my mouth. I think its hereditary, honestly I uncles and grand father (who raised me) swore like sailors...although my dad who actually was a saiilor did not, but my granny used to swear in her sleep...Never when awake..?? go has always been an issue that pops up every so often. Recently my husband said please don't do that and i said, does it really bother you? He said yes and I have made a point not to swear since. Doesn't mean I won't again sometimes in the future but it REALLY bothers him so I jsut more...This time that seems to be working. Hang in there! and thanks for stopping by my blog.

Becky said...

GO YOU! I'm so proud of you.

Sara said...

you are cracking me up and inspiring me at the ame time. and that is such an awesome insight; editing yourself in front of someone and then questioning yourself for it. way to be real, i love that in you.