Some acquaintances are doing a bible study on one of Beth Moore's series of studies. When I unleashed a "I just can't stand ..." statement, Rich wanted us to try and start saying something in lieu of "this bites," "I hate ...," "I can't believe he/she is...."According to him, Beth Moore says around their house instead of using those terms they use "Blessing" or "Not a blessing". For instance, instead of saying "I can't believe she wore that outfit" one could say "That wasn't a blessing." Or when something goes wrong at work, instead of griping about it one might say "that's not a blessing." It might seem like semantics but I think it's an interesting twist on outlook and perspective. (kind of a half glass full perspective)
But alas, I don't see myself sticking to this idea ... to generic, maybe even cheesy. The spirit of this idea sounds good but the execution is weak. Wheres the passion? Not that I go running around saying "I can't stand ..." all the time.
What do you think?