I can be gentle with others and with myself

I can be gentle with the words I say.

I am slowly learning to be gentle with the things I say. I’m learning that it’s OK to not say anything, to think about it, to pause, to check in with God, to see what I think about things, to listen, to ask questions, to say “I’ll get back to you”, to say “you could be right”, to say “I’ll think about that”, or to say “maybe so”.

When I get emotional, things come out of my mouth that I wish I had not said, or they come out loudly, or I cannot think what to say, or I say mean things. I can be gentle with others and with myself when I take some time to “THINK”. I can even go back and amend something I’ve said if I make a decision under duress or have said something I wish I had not.

“Say what you mean and mean what you say, but don’t say it mean”.

Will my words be:

T        thoughtful

H        honest

I         intelligent

N        necessary

K        kind

Serenity = the space between impulse and action

2 Responses

  1. Beautifully said. Hope you don’t mind if I post it by my mirror so I can see it every day! Thanks for sharing

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