Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Don't bring me Down

I wasn’t 100% about this post directly following my positivity post yesterday but the more I think about it the more I feel the two topics really go hand in hand. You see, what had happened was…

Yesterday, during an innocent conversation about some recent medical issues I’ve been dealing with, a friend of mine shared a story about a person who had dealt with similar issues. Obviously, based on how this story impacted me, it wasn’t a very happy one. Now, I am absolutely, without a doubt positive that her intention was not to upset or disturb me but they did just that. I say ‘they’ because it wasn’t her so much as her words.

Pondering this experience and how deeply affected I was by a simple conversation, it really got me thinking about the power of words. I wish that I could say I always think before I speak but I can assure you I do not. There are many a times when I spout off about one thing or another and immediately wish I had filtered a little; well, let’s be honest, filtered A LOT! Sometimes it’s hard to recognize how impactful words can be until you’re on the receiving end of a ‘tongue lashing’.

All and all, while this particular experience does have me a bit down and out, when I consider it in its entirety, I have to say, I’m thankful. I’m thankful because this situation has forced me to do two things: One, I am forced to decide whether to dwell in it or let it go, I choose the latter. And, two, it has encouraged to be more thoughtful with my own cheers to that!

Brought to you by the letter 'D'! 


  1. That is most definitely something I have been focusing on in my life since the beginning of the year... choosing my words more carefully! Often I am not even aware how deeply my words cut, and I certainly don't want to be the reason for anyone's pain! One of my favorite quotes concerning this...

    "I alone choose what ruins my attitude and complicates my life. I live with the decisions I make about everything and everyone around me. I see what I decide and react as I choose." -Hugh Prather

    I am glad you were able to let it go and keep spreading the positivity! :) :)

    Love you!

  2. What an amazing quote, I absolutely 100% love it! Thank you!