Friday, August 20, 2010

DAY 372 Friday Favorites & The Four Dous's


Hi Journal & Friends,



How's about some Favorite Trivia??

Did you know there are only four words in the English language which end in "DOUS"?

Tremendous
Horrendous
Stupendous
Hazardous



TREMENDOUS

Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, a motivational speaker, was determined to start off each day with a good attitude. He gave each day of the week a nickname:

Sensational Sunday
Marvelous Monday
Terrific Tuesday
Wonderful Wednesday
Tremendous Thursday
Fabulous Friday 
Super Saturday

Now, which makes you feel better? Blue Monday... or Marvelous Monday? Nuff said.



HORRENDOUS

Some of the stuff I catch myself saying. Like... oh no, it's going to be one of THOSE days. Um... with that attitude, it sure will!! 

The best thing that helps me in watching my words is to pretend that they are literal. That's a real eye-opener when you hear yourself say stuff like "oh, this is just killing me!" Words have power... and we need to speak LIFE, not death.



STUPENDOUS

... the level of friendship, support, understanding and camaraderie that I discovered in the blogging community! I really am thankful for you all.



HAZARDOUS

Those days when you don't feel like you have much to say. You might FEEL it... but sometimes you can't quite translate it into words. Like, it's still bubbling in the pot, and not quite done yet. Anyone know what I mean???









Today's Peek at the Past (How embarrassing... didn't I just post yesterday something about needing to learn flexibility?? It's been a year since I wrote this!)

From Day 11, August 20, 2009:
I think I need to work on FLEXIBILITY....I can't always control things around me, or things like toothaches...but I certainly can choose my response to those things. No more crying...no more whining...no more self-pity. It is what it is...now deal with it. What's that old cliche?? This too shall pass.

So there you go... flexibility... I need to learn to be less like the stiff droid C3PO and more like Gumby.
(Complete post "Flexibility & Attitude" HERE) 



From Dr Phil's book: "There are no magic pills, no magic answer. You've got to bust your butt, you've got to break a sweat!" --Dr Phil

My verse for today: "For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does."

My quote for today: "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being could fight, and keep fighting."  --E.E. Cummings

Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
=^..^=



6 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

e.e. Cummings also said, "It's never too late to grow up to be who you really are." :)

Those look-back segments are uncanny! Talk about your words coming back to bite you. ouch!

By the way, I did NOT know that only f words in English end with dous. huh.

Deb

Rettakat said...

DEB: Well, I guess to be accurate, I should have said four "common" words. There are obscure ones, like: apodous, iodous,
iridous, jeopardous, macropodous, molybdous, palladous, phyllocladous, podous, and vanadous.

But I don't even know what they mean! LOL!

And yeah, it's almost gettin creepy how those Peeks at the Past are matching what's going on now.

And especially when I talk about learning something, and then lo and behold a year later, I am griping about the same thing! Yikes, talk about a reality check! :-O

Loretta
=^..^=

Deb Willbefree said...

ack. rethought. misquoted! It's "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

:) Deb

cmoursler said...

That bloggin poster made me snort.
that is too funny.
The words we say do matter.
Great job.

Mark said...

I had no idea that there were only four english words that end with "dous". Of course, the competitor in me is now trying to think of more...

I'll take your word for it though :)

Shelli Belly said...

By reading your Look Backs it just confirms that even are struggles or problems are consistent

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