A word….a look…a gesture. That is how we all communicate.
The chips let me sleep in a bit this morning, but I just couldn’t go back to sleep. My brain just wouldn’t shut off. For years I have looked for that shut-off valve, but haven’t been able to find it. Anyone have the manual, I really need to know where that switch is.
Anyway, I rolled over pulled the Bible off my nightstand…and why is it called a night stand? Does it lay down in the daytime?…and flipped to Romans 12. I love Romans 12 because it has so much packed into one chapter. I read that, and just needed something more, so I began to flip through. I stopped in Matthew 15 and I got to verse 17 that says it isn’t what you put into your mouth that defiles you~~hallelujah!! pass the Hershey’s!~~it is what comes out of your mouth that defiles you. YIKES!! D0 I speak a blessing or a cursing?
We all think that we communicate well. We all have the occasional outburst, the occasional snark, the occasional head-spinning moment, but for the most part we think do well. The thing is, we aren’t on the receiving end of the communication.
What about your facial expressions? How does your face look when those that you love walk in the room? Is is a pleasant I’m-so-happy-your-here face or is it more of an anger, disapproving, tired look? These things will have an effect on our loved ones too.
I have begun to ask myself at the end of the day….would I have wanted to be my child today? would I have wanted to be my spouse today?
How about you?