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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.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?