Saturday, November 23, 2013
He is a very wise man and he taught me an incredible life lesson recently.
The lesson was to feel, and not to harm, to choose my words more carefully, after much consideration, and after emotion has come under control, even when I am hurting and confused, I need to stop and think.
He taught me what I have attempted to teach my children, that once spoken, or written, words are not easily forgotten. They leave a mark on people's souls, scars that heal slowly, and that trust must be regained.
He taught me to slow down and think rationally. He taught me much more than that, but the most important thing he taught me was that when you speak out of fear and emotion, you are likely to say the wrong thing, or express your feelings in a way that doesn't come across appropriately.
He taught me to think, evaluate, and take a breath. He taught me that there are lives that can not be lost. He taught me that if I don't choose my words wisely, people will be extremely hurt and very afraid.
I hope he reads this. If he does, I hope that he will "like" it on my Facebook page, then I will know that he will know that he made a life long impression on me, and made an incredible difference in my life, and in those around me, and in the way I react, the way I live. He will know that he changed my life for the better, and forever.
He made an impression on me that will never be forgotten.
Thank you, you are wise, you are amazing, and you are special.