Crap: noun (Slang)
a. nonsense; drivel.
b.falsehood, exaggeration, propaganda, or the like.
c.refuse; rubbish; junk; litter: e.g., Will you clean up that crap?!
My expanded definition:
C: concern about what everyone else thinks, constant criticism
R: resistance, ruminating endlessly
A: avoidance, arguing with yourself
P: procrastination, perfectionism
Sometimes, as painful as it is, I just have to acknowledge that I am full of crap!
The stuff I do that doesn’t serve me (make my life better and/or more enjoyable). The stuff I don’t do that would serve me.
The quick “fixes” that have long-term consequences.
I am blessed. I know that! Yet throughout my life, I’ve often been disappointed in myself. Mostly because I have been inspired to do something, but then let two major culprits – fear and doubt – take over.
Several months ago, I was throwing a little self-pity party – kinda relishing my whining – when one of my oh-so-loving angels whispered, “Sweetie, you’ve gotta cut the crap!” It was just what I needed to hear! (and now I know, lovely angels know the word ‘crap’ and USE it!)
Most every day, I find a way to declutter my heart, mind, or environment. Clearing up little things that have been left undone, doing things a little differently, stretching myself to be more of the woman I want to be. And, especially, listening when I hear myself (or that angel) remind me to cut the crap. Each time I follow through, I feel such a sense of release and relief…the crap I continue to carry is one heavy load!
One of the inspirations I’ve had is to make a game out of this ‘Cut the Crap’ idea – and invite other people to play with me! So, the Cut the Crap Challenge will be coming very soon! I’m excited! This will be fun!
Just out of curiosity…given the opportunity, what bit of crap would YOU like to be rid of?