How many words do you utter in a day? Of course we don't count them. But have you noticed what words you usually use or say? Every day we throw too many words when we talk to someone or to ourselves. We keep on repeating the same words as we keep on repeating the same stories we tell from one friend to another. That's why we sometimes opted to gather them all and tell them the whole story as not to repeat the same one.
I have three words which I often overuse. These are okay, thanks, and sorry. Every day when I wake up in the morning, I would always say my prayer and it starts with a thank you. I thank God for another day He gave me and would also say sorry for my weaknesses. When I start my work routines, I thank people even for smaller favors they have done for me. I learn to thank every little thing people do because I want to win the gift of smile. Every person who smiles tells you that there is a caring person inside, so I always express my appreciation and gratitude to the people who has in one way or another helped, guided or shared whatever they have and I get a smile in return. I think I overused that word because some of the people I thank with don't even know what they have done to deserve my gratitude. They might not have understood it but I owed them something that only I know.
The next word is okay, but almost all people would agree with me that we always overuse this word. Do we have any substitute to okay? Maybe yes, but yes is so formal. We use okay in our everyday conversations. When we talk to the people at home, along the streets, inside the mall and in the office, we always like saying okay. This is okay than just nodding our head which means the same thing.