Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Mormon language is sometimes kind of archaic, don't you think? People outside of the culture just don't use words like "opportunity," "challenge," "endure," and "participate" like we do. They say "chance," "problems," "put up with," and "get involved." It doesn't matter much. It just is interesting.

Yet we, on the other hand say "good luck" alot. We say that we're "lucky" when probably what we mean is we were "blessed." The old fashioned words don't do any harm, really, beyond sometimes making us seeming a little weird. But saying we were "lucky" leaves God out of things completely, which. Is not what we want either. To say we were "blessed" might seem a little strange too, but at least it's accurate.


Joan said...

Blessed, Bless, Blessing are words we frequently hear in in this area-from non Mormons of course. Give a person a compliment and the response is "I've been so very very blessed." While Evan was sick people that I hardly knew would say, "I'm praying for you and your family to be blessed, and you are on the prayer list at my Church." One time the woman at the drive up window at Arby's handed me the bag and said, "Have a blessed day." Brings a smile to my face remembering these thoughtful souls.

Linda Aukschun said...

How wonderful, Joan. That means so much. I've heard this for so many years and it really is missing around here. Hope all's well with you.