Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anything to say...


I find myself sitting here admiring every one else' life and sort of, well, sort of hating the one in front of me.

I get that it's a gift of grace today that, God willing, I'll get one foot out in front of the other today and will find a few places where I can be useful.  That truly is "enough"...

However, as I read my usual folks' blogs this morning, I found myself pausing to reflect (pray) and ask "do I have anything to say?"

I've been taught to ask a few things before I open my mouth and say something (anything):
  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it necessary?
  3. Is it kind?
  4. ...
And, the miracle of that just struck me in this moment.

All my life I've shared what I thought was the "right thing" to promote the image that I was trying to portray - that was aligned with the script that I'd made up for that moment.

For me, to pause and honestly ask is a miracle.

Just that...

4 comments:

Mary Christine said...

And that is awesome. Blogging is like a soap opera. Something has to happen every day. Oh, and the comparisons are awful.

Steve E. said...

Oh, "just another miracle", Ed. Funny how life is so chuck full of them.

PEACE!

Scott said...

reaction time, reflection time... "nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen..." good stuff now that we can pause, eh?

Syd said...

This reminds me of the T.H.I.N.K acronym in Al-Anon:
Is it thoughtful, honest, intelligent, necessary, kind?