TRASH THAT TRASH
I posted a message titled THRASH IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER few days ago on this page. It was (and still is) a heartfelt message. A message that sprang out of a personal experience. Lots of people loved it, identified with it and many shared it. Probably in my excitement to pour out my feelings, I did not do what I normally do for my clients – proofread.
After I hit the ‘send’ button, I saw it and felt so upset.
I had made a spelling mistake.
I used the word THRASH which is a verb with several meanings, ‘to flog, to discuss, to move about violently’ etc.
The word I ought to have used was (still is) TRASH, a noun meaning, ‘worthless material that is to be disposed of,’ (among other meanings).
Now for an English Grammar Teacher/Trainer and book editor/proofreader, that mistake is almost unpardonable. And yes, I refused to ‘pardon’ myself.
But from that MISTAKE, came this MESSAGE.
Today, I will use the word TRASH both as a verb and a noun to write this piece.
Trash is also a verb meaning to dispose of something useless or old. Sometimes we hold unto TRASH (the noun form) when we should TRASH (the verb form) them. I, and many other women I know are guilty of this. We store all sorts of items (especially clothes) that we don ‘t use.
Please TRASH them!
Reader of this piece, you may have a lot of BAD HABITS that you are clinging to. Please TRASH them. We love to hold on to trash but they hinder us from moving to the next phase of our lives.
If you create space in your life by getting rid of TRASH, then GOOD THINGS can come in and fill that space.
Take a decision today. TRASH THAT TRASH!