GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
I am one of those people. I cry every time I watch "The Notebook." I can't bear to sit through the ASPCA commercials with the abused dogs shivering in the cold. I am driven to the brink of rage every time I hear of elder abuse.
I am sensitive. I feel and care and laugh and love and give and hurt deeply. It's a blessing. And a curse.
But part of the package is my aversion to harshness of speech. It's sort of like I'm allergic to mean-spirited remarks. Not just overt, meanness or obscene language but also hard, hurtful comments. "You need to chill; it's not like you know what stress is, OK?" "I'm not interested in what you think, just get it done." "You don't have the right skill set for this; leave it to the experts." Sniff.
I get it, we humans say things without thinking them through sometimes. All of us. But the point is, when your words harm someone else's heart; you should, at the very least, acknowledge and try to remedy the damage.
Words matter. Try choosing them as carefully as a new pair of leather shoes, 'kay? #wordsmatter #respectothers
Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart find favor before you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. Alleluia Lk 4:18 - The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor and to proclaim liberty to captives.