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Louise Hay was asked in her movie what is the one word
she would like to see taken out of our vocabulary.  I thought
she might start talking about Abraham’s big but – but – she
did not.  She believes that ‘should’ is one of the most damaging
words in our language.

To quote her:

Every time we use it, we are, in effect, saying that we are wrong,
or we were wrong, or we’re going to be wrong.  I would like to take
the word should out of our vocabulary forever, and replace it with
the word could.  This word gives us a choice, and then we’re never

Think of five things that you ‘should’ do.  Then replace should with


I actually tried it when I caught myself should-ing and immediately
replaced it with could.

Wow again.

Should feels limiting, judgemental.

Could feels open, limitless.

Try it and see what you think.

Love, Bethie

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