Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three Sayings I Love to Hate

I'm sure you're shocked and appalled that I use the word hate. But since these are popular sayings--not people--I love to hate, I will not apologize. Here's why I hate them...

It Is What It Is
                Our lawn is so overgrown it’s tickling our nose, we need an undertaker for our marriage, and our checkbook hasn’t balanced since Reagan was prez. But this stupid saying gives us the perfect excuse to leave things alone, and be as lazy as we please.  
Good Luck
                If someone says this to me, I politely respond, “thank you.” But under my breath, I counter it with, “I don’t need luck. I have God on my side. He will protect me, help me, and give me wisdom.”  I don’t do luck. I do faith in a God who has promised never to leave me alone.
It’s All Good
            Oh, really? Are the people who say this blind, deaf, or both? If we’re in Baskin Robbins, Wilbur Chocolate Factory, or Trader Joe’s and you say this, okay. Otherwise, nothing is ALL good except Jesus and Heaven, and we’re not there yet.  
You didn’t know I was this sarcastic, hmmm?  What popular sayings bug you?


  1. "God won't give you more than you can handle." You want to bet? He's pretty much guaranteed it, actually. It's the only way to be dependent.

  2. I'm with you on 'It is what it is.' What's even more irritating, most of the time when people use this line, their tone implies that it's some profound piece of wisdom, that has the potential to solve half the world's problems. But fine, it is what it is - nonsense (:

  3. Jeanette: Please forgive me, I have fallen into the habit of saying, "It is what it is!" I think I fell into it when someone was 'worried' about something he couldn't change.
    One of the gospel singers used to say, "It's all good!" I have used that one, on ocassion. Again, please forgive me.
    The "Good Luck" one is one I get weary of. Especially when I hear it from someone at church.
    Blessings to you and yours.

  4. Hi Jeanette! "Bloom where you're planted." Ugh. What if you can't stand where you are? Maybe it's Gods way of saying "Get the heck out of there!"
    I saw that James Watkins quoted you in his recent email. Nice!! I could say "Hey! I know her!!"

  5. I hate "take a deep breath." True, taking a deep breath does help you calm down, but when someone says this to me, I feel like they're saying I'm upset over nothing. As if they get to decide whether my excitement or anger is worthy or not. I think it's a disrespectful thing to say. Anybody else feel that way?

  6. Yes, it is all good if you are at the Wilbur Factory! :) Love that place. But otherwise, yes, I see your point about all of these sayings. Don't do luck here either, for there is no such thing. And I have often thought about the lazy thing in relation to it being what it is. I'm with you my friend!

  7. HAha! I love your reasons why you don't like these sayings. One I have heard recently are 'things are not as they appear.' If feels like an excuse. If that is so, than please communicate to me what is actually happening then.


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