Someone once stopped me in the middle of a conversation when I mentioned, 'killing more then a couple of birds with one stone'. This person then suggested I say something to the effect of, 'I fed a few birds with one loaf'. I understood the sentiment immediately, and could not disagree with the suggestion.
Our words are powerful. The majority of that power lies in the intention we put behind them. Although my true intention was not to actually harm any winged creatures, the cliche I used honestly, wasn't very positive. Now, here are two quick questions: How aware are we of the language we use daily? Do some of the things that we are use to saying even make sense? Wait, I’m not suggesting that we remodel our entire way of speaking with an over analysis of each and every word that spills from our tongues in conversation. That would be madness. We aren’t robots and we should not try to be them. I’m only making a note that it is a good idea to consider from time to time what we do say with the realization of our innate ability to control not only our own personal temperament, but also the general aura of our immediate environment.
Something to consider, the next time you think to yourself, ‘hey I wonder where this old saying comes from’ or you’re not quite sure of exactly what it means, do find out. Look it up. You may discover that you’re not always saying what you intended on saying. Also, a daily affirmation is healthy. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating you, and being your own source of encouragement. This is one instance where you don’t have to feel weird about talking to yourself.