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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm trying, lord knows I'm trying

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

So I gave up talking about people for lent.
I'm not a big talker about people, or gossiper.
But I was noticing a trend.
I was getting annoyed with people I didn't even know.
And talking about them.
So you can imagine that might bleed over into those I do know.
I wasn't liking the trend at all.
I failed miserably in my lenten sacrifice.
But, by the time lent ended, I thought long and hard
anytime I thought about talking about someone.
Even the guy who pulls up beside the line of cars waiting for the train on Broadway.
Where there's not a second lane.
You know what I'm talking about.
I was even saving up some things to talk about.
Until after lent.
I even started the e-mail to say "we've got to talk".
But I deleted it without sending it.
It's progress.

1 comments:

PamperingBeki said...

Good for you. :)

That can be a real struggle. I just try to think of what it will accomplish. If it only serves to make me feel better then it's not worth saying. If it will help build a relationship or improve things for others, then I might go ahead and start the conversation.