Hey Friends! The other day I issued a personal challenge, to myself and anyone willing to take it on...
Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift. – Ephesians 4:29 MSG
Holy cats was it tough. The moment you say, "I will or I will not" chaos ensues and you think, "Is this mission possible?"
To recap, the challenge was to make your words a gift even to your own ears, simple-right?
Ummm no, it sure felt like all the forces of nature were against me completing this mission. The struggle didn’t start until I started to leave for work... a few minutes later than I like to leave.
My travel mug lid decided to take that moment to remind me I'm not her favorite.
I never get the threads right. Splish-Splash...
Ugh-my words a gift even to my own ears...
I had my car washed – I’m am using that word very loosely 🙂 - at a youth fundraiser over the weekend. As I backed out of the drive I realized I should have just given a donation and skipped the wash. All for a good cause and I'm laughing now but when I was doing my darnest to make my words a gift even to my own ears, it was a real struggle. Every time I looked out the passenger window, which was a mess, I got irritated because
#1 I am anal, period.
#2 see #1 and insert your own ridiculousness
#3 because the more I wanted my words to be a gift the more cranky I became. This is real talk, this is me. I'm a work in progress and sometime dumb stuff sits on me and makes me grrrrr. [Read more...]