Friday, January 25, 2013

Note to self:

Dear Diane,
Sometimes you just need to be quiet.

I know you picture yourself as a kind and gentle woman bestowing nuggets of knowledge and wisdom to everyone within earshot.

You are a giver.

You imagine others clamoring around you, wishing, no needing, to hear your responses.
I get it.
Here is how you picture yourself:

 In actuality, you may be a bit more like this:

An annoying yappy little dog who doesn't know when to just quit barking.
Sorry if that is harsh.

But twice (2x people) this week, when approached and asked for a listening ear and a caring heart by people you love and adore, you have not responded correctly.
When some comfort was all that was needed, you filled up spaces with your own experiences.
 Bad form, Diane. Bad form.
While a simple hug and an "I love you" was all that was needed, you responded with brilliant, thought-provoking inane questions and comments instead.

Next time, remember, less of this:

More of this:

Please. Just listen better.
You can do it.
Carry on.
Take control of what I say, O Lord,    and guard my lips. Psalm 141:3

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