I was watching a reality show recently, and one of the characters that rarely curses on the show (cause she considers it unladylike) was caught on camera saying not one, but two bad words in a sentence, and it got me thinking about image. She was on the way to some red carpet event, and her dress was so tight that she started to sweat and freaked out that people would notice so cursed at herself, and at the dress.

Once the doors opened to the carpet she switched into a lovely woman that would never speak a bad word. Image. It came down to image, and do I care about my image this holiday season? Not really, but I am worried about my mouth.

I have a foul mouth which I constantly work on cleaning up, but, for some reason during the Holiday season it can get really out of hand.  I wonder if it’s because I feel comfortable in front of my family so think it’s ok, or, if I harbor resentment and negative feelings that make me lash out. Most of us are careful around the table not to bring up politics, or other family triggers that might set someone off but, it’s inevitable and I am usually the one to have harsh opinions that lack a ladylike delivery.

I don’t want that anymore. It’s not that I am so concerned about my image so much but, I think my foul mouth stems from a place of lashing out more so then just feeling comfortable around my loved ones. I don’t need to be that way. If I have deep seated emotions that I have suppressed all year, I can deal with that in therapy; not over a hardy Thanksgiving meal, or around a Christmas tree.

Chill out and watch your mouth this Holiday season!