I think we all want to do something or say something to make a difference but we often don’t know how.
I had an epiphany the other day. I’ve been doing myself and those around me a disservice. I haven’t been speaking up when I should. Other than writing letters and posts about topics I feel strongly about and truly matter, I haven’t spoken about them to any one – sometimes not even my husband. As a matter of fact, I haven’t said much of anything. I haven’t really shared motivational quotes with friends, haven’t uttered anything even remotely inspirational and barely mumbled my usual perky tidbits. For some reason, I’ve changed.
I’ve been completely silenced. And I have no one to blame but myself.
You know the phrase, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”? Of course you have – we’ve all had it beaten into our heads from the time we’ve entered kindergarten. I’d like to think I’ve lived according to life lesson about kindness. The only problem is I’ve taken it a step further.
I subconsciously decided to live according to the foolish and non-sense based, made-up adage, “If you don’t have anything wise, uplifting, or completely life changing to say, keep your big mouth shut.”