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Last week I learned that …

October 15, 2012

Last week I learned that I grumble too much and too long.  I agree grumbling or voicing our opinion is important.  To observe our feeling of ‘grumbling’ or otherwise is a good habit.

But; and it is ‘but’ as a conjunction that is the problem I believe … it should be disallowed or carefully considered.

For instance last week was good; work went well.  I met up with friends and chatted with my daughter on Skype. Made arrangements for a future get together   I had a day’s leave; with a pamper afternoon.  Caught with some long awaited chores.  I had a happy and productive time ‘but’ I had a poor experience with a sales assistant the weekend before.
Why does this moment of regret feature so highly?  The dreaded ‘every thing was good but … ‘

Instead I should say everything was good and in fact it got better and be thankful.

Made better use of the more positive conjunction ‘and’ !

At the weekend we went to the Photographers’ Gallery and saw the Tom Wood Exhibition Men and Women’  … which I recommend if you enjoy pictures of people and can relate the the culture of Liverpool and the Merseyside area; at the football ground, markets, on the bus, on the ferry etc.
Afterwards we had tea in the cafe …. trying hard not  to say ‘but’ and grumble a little … maybe telling you about the mad woman we shared the table with … see what I mean I cannot resist a  grumble.
However we did have a reasonable cup or two of green tea.

So I will try can refrain from grumbling one day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2012 6:16 am

    My eldest always stops me at the ‘but’ too 🙂

    • helen1950 permalink*
      October 15, 2012 6:29 am

      A wise child 😉

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