Posted in Empowerment

Well & Just, Ugh!

My mini rant, I hope you enjoy!

Wouldn’t it be lovely if all English words had one spelling and one meaning! I wanted to be an English major once upon a time. I enjoyed syntax and the use of Oxford grammar and punctuation.  It physically pains me to see, ‘dived’ or ‘blowed’ in my daughter’s library choices. (…like I have no other issues) 

Meanwhile, there are two words that I am really starting to despise, ‘Well’ & ‘Just’.  For starters, I am struggling with being short-changed in a family matter following our recent losses. I have friends praying the family courts make just decisions.  As for being well, I am a hot mess, depressed and bitter. Many of you have indicated the same. 

Meanwhile these cringe-worthy words have been irking me for a while. The context they are used in is either limiting, demanding or insulting. 

If I hear my teen say, “Well, actually,” one more time I will lose it!  

I am tired of praying ‘just’ prayers.  “Lord I just ask,” like you are telling Him what to do!  Imperatives like Nike’s Just Do It or Just Go are probably not the best approach, just sayin.’

Or “We ask that you give us, just, peace, Lord, and just strength. The qualifier, just, limits His infinite possibilities, it shouldn’t be a filler. 
Well, my little rant is over. You can just go about your day now.



I have been a Lorain county resident for five years now. Anywhere you go you can see quintessential American life in our backyard. From scarecrows to Organized Labor Day, from urban decay to rural homesteading, and my question has been, "Where is the joy?!" People need more reasons to smile. While I am committed to educating and empowering people, I promise this blog will always share the hope and joy I have.

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