Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I've gotcha...


He wanted to go down the water slide again and again today and each time he shot round the curve I'd see his look of terror turn into a beaming smile when he saw me there, waiting at the bottom to catch him. It made my heart overflow to know that to him I mean security, a soft place to land. I make him feel safe, what an honor that is.
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At the recent funeral I attended it was said of this man that he would "keep your name safe". In other words he would not talk badly of others. I loved the idea of keeping someone's name safe. What a beautiful thought this is. Of all of my goals (and I have many) I think this is the one that I desire to master the very most. I long for the day when I will have complete control over my tongue and never speak ill of another person. I had several chances to speak unkindly about others today. For some I passed, becoming a champion of their causes, and for others I crumbled, letting my two cents drool out with little control.
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I liked talking nice so much better. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy about myself and the people I worked to defend.
We all want (and need) someone on our side, and I want to be the person that makes people smile when they come around a corner because they'll know, when they see me waiting there, that they just found a soft place to land.

5 comments:

Housewife Savant said...

Well said!

4boyzmdmom said...

That's a wonderful trait to have. I'm working on that one, too--some days are better than others!

Bren's Life said...

I love that thought... It is a great thing to strive for & want to do. I need to be like that.

Marcie said...

Why do we all do it? We all know better...but it can be so hard to hold your tongue. There's another thing I've got to work on...

Jessica said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.