Today is day 7 of the 2011 Gratitude Challenge. Today I am grateful that I am learning to keep my mouth shut. lol
I know that sounds funny, but I have learned over the years that it is best not to get involved with drama, or problems. I try my hardest not to gossip, and to be careful what I say.
We have been having some family issues lately, and I have been trying to practice my restrain of telling others what has been going on, even when asked. I think it is better to let others tell themselves if they want to say anything.
Talking behind other peoples backs have ruined many relationships, including some of my own. I have learned to go to the person and apologize if I have been the one in the wrong, and then try harder to keep my mouth close when needed.
Today there has been a lot going on where I could easliy say a bunch of things that would cause more problems to the family drama. But that would not help anything. It would only hurt.
There is a peace when you learn when to speak and when not to speak. So today I am thankful for God's help in teaching me when to keep my mouth shut.