You saved my life with your words
It was a hard day today. One of those days that you wake up and have no idea that your life will never be the same. I wanted to curl up in a ball and cry, I wanted to scream and fight, I didn't want to do anything.
I decided the best thing to do was opposite action-(this is a DBT term that I learned in therapy- it basically means that you do exact opposite of what you feel like doing- if you feel like laying down and crying then get up and go for a hike)
I took my 3 and 4 year old on a hike. We took water and jackets and my phone for pictures
We pulled into the parking lot and got out the car- this big truck pulled in and then started backing up towards my 4 year old. I told her to come stand by me, she ran over to my arms and looked up at me and said, "you just saved my life with your words"
She was so grateful. It felt like one of those moments when time stood still-she looked at me like I was a hero.
It seemed so simple.
To her it was such a big deal.
So I wonder how often we use our words to save someone's life?
Do we spread gratitute and appreciation to those around us - or do we spread gossip and use our words to spread ill feelings.
I struggle with this- I get offended easily and tend to talk and talk and talk about it. Then I usually unfriend them and cut them out of my life permanently.
This is my September goal: to use my words for good- to save someone's life.
To do good.
To spread good.
To everyone I meet. When they think of me they smile because my words are soft and sweet.
Life is hard, let's not make it harder by spreading gossip- even if it's true.
Bless you as you go about doing good- your good does more than you know