Coworker looked at the tears and asked “what’s wrong?”
“Nothing is making your makeup run.”
Then she shared what another had said to ruin her day.
“Consider the source,” said he as he smiled and walked away.
She smiled too.
Consider the source. Short, to the point. Words not easily forgotten. Words that give perspective.
My husband is man of few words, but wise. “Don’t answer.” Was his response when I recently struggled with how to reply to a message. The DELETE key may be the best way to handle negative texts or emails that don’t require an answer.
Sometimes we must respond to negative communication. But it is good to call on a trusted friend for help and unless there is a deadline…take your time. Pray about what you will say. When I pray things improve.
What are good sources to consider?
Here are mine: Prayer, the Bible, my trusted BFF’s (best friends forever-have several). FYI some Bibles have a special page with helpful topic references for example: “When feeling…. read…”
Sage: a very wise person and a herb known for cleansing.
More Sage: Quips and Quotes:
In “Innocents Abroad”, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ~Mark Twain
Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff