I had a teacher in 6th grade, well actually 2 teachers, and they would not allow this word in their class, EVER! In fact if they caught you saying it they would actually penalize you for it. I never really understood it to the fullest, but the older I get, I understand why now.
When I went to Idaho last month my brother would tell his kids, “give me 10 push-ups you just said can’t!” I have been trying this with my 5-year-old and she just looks at me and says “Mom, I can’t do push-ups!” WHAT! It is hard to get this point across to my 5-year-old but every day she gets it a little more.
This word is not longer allowed in my house, ever. I won’t even let my husband say it. It drives him crazy but I don’t care. He really is fine with it, it just bugs him because now he is realizing how much he says it.
Anyway, this is just another stepping stone in my positive thinking journey that will lead to many happy returns in my life.
I challenge anyone and everyone who reads this to take this word out of their vocabulary and see what the outcome is. I guarantee it is better then when you let yourself say it!
Have a great day!