This may seem like an odd word to write a blog post about. But I think it is very important. We use this word a lot and it can mean we are settling for less.
When you find yourself saying ‘instead’, what is it in context with?
Are you in a job you were told would be lucrative instead of ____________?
Did you study something sensible in school instead of _____________?
Are you staying in a bad __________ instead of pursuing happiness?
Are you holding on to a hurt or a wrong instead of healing and letting it go?
I think the words that follow ‘instead’ are usually the truest in our lives. They are the ones that make our hearts sing and minds dance with possibilities. They serve to fill us with energy and verve.
What have you been doing ‘instead’?
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“The words following ‘instead’ the truest in our lives”? Well, Renee, if you want truth:This minute I am writing to you instead of doing something else. The former more enjoyable than the latter.
Where sloth leads the way I will follow its foot print.
Oh yes, I was thinking about making a nice cup of coffee, it is nearly 9 pm here, but instead I thought no, I will come over here and check out your post first. 😀
I should be taking my morning walk, but instead I’m reading blogs! (BUT, the walk will happen shortly.) We just don’t realize the importance of many of the words we use everyday. Great choice for your “I” entry!
I am eating salad INSTEAD of chocolate 😦
Good for you!
I’m awake insted of asleep right now , where I’d rather be! You have a valid point here.
Very thought-provoking post! Right now I am blogging instead of ….that other stuff I should be doing.
Nice to meet you, and I hope you’re enjoying the Challenge!
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I’m responding to this blog post instead of working. That’s what I call a good instead!
Love, love this post!
I am waiting, waiting for this post to come up instead of calling the Geek Squad. I don’t like it when that happens.
I’m finally following my dream of writing instead of doing the same old, same old. It’s as if I woke up one day and there was a light inside me. Now, I can never go back to the non-writing life! 🙂
I’m thinking of going to Argentina to dance the tango instead of taking lessons at Arthur Murray.
Renee, this one is one among my most favorite post in your blog. Wonderful thought & beautifully written with in few words.
I ‘m a computer engineer in stead of a filmmaker. 🙂 And I can tell you the word “instead” plays a very important role in my life. 🙂
Great perspective. Nice job
I’m reading blogs instead of writing tomorrow’s, oh, it is tomorrow already!
I’m blogging instead of finishing the laundry like I should be. 🙂
I’m catching up on reading the blogs I follow instead of doing my round of evening tasks! Much more fun to be doing this, although I’ll get to the other too. Just rewarding myself with a little “me” time first! Great post, thought provoking! ~ Sheila
That is a great way to view the word. I’ll have to start incorporating this when I’m making decisions. Yup, going to have chocolates for breakfast 🙂
I’m reading all my blogger friend’s blogs instead of going to sleep 🙂