Friday, February 3, 2017
Five Minute Friday-Breathe
Do you know what I love about writing with the Five Minute Friday crew? Kate provides the prompt and all we have to do is write for 5 minutes! Can it get any easier than that? Then link up and read others posts and share the love.....here we go:
Breathe is this week's prompt, so
I have known for a long time that we live in a much different world. It is an unkind world. It is a world where you should keep all of your opinions to yourself unless you are a really strong person. Because you are going to be labeled a "liberal" or have your intelligence insulted if you disagree with anyone. About anything. My suggestion to people is just to breathe.
Take a deep breath and think before you speak. Or in this case, type. Is this what you really want to say? Is that how you really want to say it? I like to state my opinion, on most matters, and if you disagree with me (and you do it politely) then it is fine. But if you are going to challenge me and call me names then you are bound to get me riled up. And I probably won't be nice to you. Because that is just the way I am.
Now we need to breathe! Take a deep breath! Hold it! Count slowly to 10! And release. Do you still want to insult someone. Your tongues can be as sharp as a sword.
Proverbs 12:18 says "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
Which would you rather do? Pierce someone with a sword? Or help with the healing? I am taking special precautions in my life to help with the healing. It is necessary for us to breathe! And think before we speak. Or type!