Everyday of this summer I remind myself of a few things.
Think Less, feel more.
Frown Less, smile more.
Talk Less, Listen More.
Judge Less, Accept more.
Watch Less, do more.
Complain Less, Appreciate more.
Fear Less, Love more.
I read those phrases while scrolling through Instagram and immediately was stopped in my tracks. Not admitting to be a victim of all the negative aspects, however, I know I’ve have my moments. The main one that jumped out to me was “Talk Less, and Listen more. Where was this a a few months ago when I was caught in a situation of having to put my foot in my mouth.
I grew up talking….ALOT. Always the first to speak, answer questions, say a joke or just being heard. Though, at times its perfectly fine there are also those times where is increasingly wrong and problematic. I was humbled at a time where I needed it the most. It has always been difficult for me to be “checked” or confronted by anyone besides my Creator. He or She doesn’t sleep.
In due time, I realized that I can learn a lot through observation. I can’t count the times where I missed out on something vital because I was busy talking. I Believe I’m better now.
“Be like a photograph, develop from the negatives.” –Somebody