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Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 Gratitude Challenge - November 7th




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.




3 comments:

Loving learning at Home said...

All I have to say is True Dat! (That's what my kids say, LOL)

Kimberly Kovach said...

HA! It IS so hard to keep a mouth shut. Hope your drama calms down and doesn't continue through the holidays.

Vickie said...

Good for you! I'm one of those that tends to try and stay out of things as well. I may complain to my husband about outside family issues, but he's like me and it is just between us. So much easier knowing we have each other's back no matter what everyone is saying/thinking/doing.

Quotes

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when you take away from those who are willing to work
and give to those who would not." --Thomas Jefferson
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