Tell Me Something Good Monday – Gentle Conversation

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Good Morning. Today is the last day of my mini vacation. I needed a few days to recover from so many long days at work and to catch up on some school work. I’m pleased to say that my house looks better and I have written two essays. The essays are still being edited, but I am pleased at the progress I was able to make. Also, this past weekend was birthday weekend. One of my children was born on the 9th and the other on the 11th. It was nice to have everyone here to celebrate.

Throughout the week I enjoyed the company of my husband, Dominic and Singer. The very playful Dominic will be a year old on the 23rd. It has been nice to wake up with him stretched out beside me in the mornings. I’ve heard it said that all good things must come to an end, but I just jump from one good thing to another.

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The second most important commandment is to love your neighbors as you love yourselves. You may wonder how you can do this when families can’t even get along. One way is to be mindful of your conversations. As you go out today, I encourage you to be careful what you say and how you interpret what others say. In fact, if there is the slightest chance that you might be misunderstood, don’t text. Texting lacks tone and can be easily misconstrued. There is nothing wrong with speaking your mind, but choose your words and approach carefully. While the receiver may forgive you, some words will not be forgotten. I encourage you to be careful how you interpret what someone is saying. Often that means stepping outside yourself and thinking of the other person’s perspective. Be careful when you blame someone. The situation may be different from what it seems. Be slow to anger and quick to forgive. Be careful not to overlook or take some people’s efforts for granted in the recognition of others.  Finally, hang on the words of God.

Have a wonderful day. God bless you!

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for this lovely post! Sometimes during stressful times, it’s easy to lash out and say mean things to ‘vent’. It’s important to remind ourselves to be mindful of what we say and how we say it <3

  2. T. R. Noble says:

    Amen 🙂 Congrats on your accomplishments!!!!

    1. Thank you. I’m trying to get back on track. 😊

      1. T. R. Noble says:

        I hear you!! 🙂 same!!!

  3. carhicks says:

    Great post. We all need to be reminded about our words. We can never unspeak, so it is so important that we remember to think about what we say.

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