Monday, January 2, 2017

Gratitude Monday - New Year Edition

It's another new year with no mistakes* in it yet and for it I am grateful.
I can do so much this year.  I make no promises that I will, but I can so I might.
Possibilities include, but are not restricted to,  I can continue to grow and change and improve. I can approach people openly with love in my heart. I can think before I speak, hold my tongue, or better yet, not hold my tongue.
Too much that should be said is left unsaid out of fear of hurting others.
What a load of crap.
Not that I advocate being malicious, I merely mean if a thing is bothering you, then get it out and get it taken care of. Keeping it inside eats away at our emotional innards and we end up living a lie.
This serves no none, least of all ourselves.
In that vein if you love someone, say so.
If you want someone to fuck off, say so.
Both are equally important, and ultimately, those who hear it will be grateful.
Have a great 2017. I know I'm going to.
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* Paraphrase of Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery

5 comments:

Kimberley said...

Happy New Year, Leah!

At work I mentioned I was going to try to be a little less mean this year. A colleague suggested that perhaps setting a realistic goal might be more beneficial.

I laughed for an hour!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks for the laugh.
Happy New Year.

messymimi said...

Happy New Year!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you.

solarity said...

Thinking before you speak is highly overrated. If I try to think before I speak, I don't know what I'm going to say.

Mary Anne in Kentucky