I Have a Butt and . . .

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Home Inspector with Complete Home Inspections, Inc. TN Lic#050

    One of the things that I learned in my past session of bold is there is no but. Yes, we all have butts and in my world, but is no longer in my vocabulary. I am learning to replace the word but with and. But is a negative word and it negates every word and statement that precedes it even if the words or statement was said in a positive manner. Now that I am cognizant of this, I am amazed at how often folks use this word in everyday conversation.
    I have learned that the Universe is constantly listening to our thoughts, self talk and words and delivers to us what we think and say. It is my intention to replace the “B” word with and. I am now making a conscious effort to replace “B” word with “and” and it is making a difference in my life. When I inadvertently use the "B" word, I stop, rephrase and say the sentence correctly.

And that my friends, is my 2¢’s worth for this morning.

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Rainmaker
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James Dray
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Good morning Michael.  But sir there are times when the butt gets in the way...  But I digress...

Apr 29, 2016 08:23 PM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Michael, for sharing your thoughts.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Apr 29, 2016 08:25 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Suffice it to say there are a lot of "buts" and butts" we have to deal with every day.

Apr 29, 2016 08:28 PM #3
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Michael. I totally agree, not a good thing when I hear it, as you know nothing good is coming.

Apr 29, 2016 08:34 PM #4
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Michael.  Buts and butt heads suck the positive energy out of a room.

Apr 29, 2016 09:00 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Michael. Very interesting and I like your solution a lot.

Apr 29, 2016 10:35 PM #6
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Carla Freund
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Michael, I love it! I am a pretty positive persona and surprised how often I use the "b" word. I intend to use "and" instead! Way to put what you're learning into practice!

Apr 29, 2016 11:10 PM #7
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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You always see things in such a unique positive way...thank you for that

Apr 29, 2016 11:58 PM #8
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Jerry Newman
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That's the right attitude, Michael. Getting rid of negative words is a nice way to succeed with your goals and objectives in life.

Apr 30, 2016 01:15 AM #9
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George Souto
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Michael good luck in replacing "but" with "and", I don't think I could successfully constantly do that.

Apr 30, 2016 07:34 AM #10
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Michael, I noticed I was using "but" a lot a few years ago, and I try not to use it, and I must say, at times it just comes out :)

Apr 30, 2016 07:45 AM #11
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I have to agree with you and I also try to replace BUT with AND, and sometimes it can be challenging.

Apr 30, 2016 10:34 AM #12
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Michael, getting rid if negativity even in speech is a good thing.  All the best.

Apr 30, 2016 10:47 AM #13
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Michael while you at it also consider not using the word  "assume" and there are a few others, Endre

Apr 30, 2016 03:52 PM #14
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The word is never a positive word to hear as it brings down what ever conversation proceeded it

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