CAN’T is not allowed here and is considered a bad “four-letter-word!”

I hope you will share!

There is a word that is in the vocabulary that, in my opinion, should not be there. That word is….CAN’T!
Seriously, have you thought about this word and what it actually means? I don’t think that I can venture on my mental journey and use this word hardly ever or AT ALL!

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!



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7 Responses to CAN’T is not allowed here and is considered a bad “four-letter-word!”

  1. Katherines Corner says:

    can't is not in our vocabulary, hugs!!

  2. Wendy G. Ewurum says:

    I just love the idea of a funeral for the work can't. I think I'll steal your idea for a session with my kids if you don't mind… 🙂

  3. A Gracious Home says:

    I'm a new follower from Wordless Wed. I enjoyed your blog. Have a great week. Doylene

  4. tawna6988 says:

    That is so NOT silly! I think it's awesome! Come back and let me know when you get the sweater!

  5. Summy.B says:

    Tawna when I hired a trainer I decided not to use that word. I said to myself if I can make it through the next few months with out using it when Im with her then I can buy myself the sweater I really wanted … I have another 6 weeks to go and it looks like the sweater will be mine…and in a smaller size then before lol 🙂 I know its silly but its worked for me.

  6. tawna6988 says:

    Holly I LOVE that idea!!!!!

  7. Holly Ann says:

    When I student taught in Kindergarten many years ago, my cooperating teacher and I had a funeral for the word "can't" with our students. It made such a positive difference for them. 🙂

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