Friends, as we start a fresh week here is what’s on my mind, in my heart and in my prayers:
When I feel like yelling, may I whisper.
When I want to push THAT person away because they are driving me crazy, may I draw them closer (maybe physically, maybe relationally).
When I want to judge, may I try to look at it from their perspective.
When I want to vent (aka gossip), may I keep my mouth closed.
When I want to assume, may I look for the best.
When I want to criticize, may I compliment.
When I want to give advise, may I slow down to listen and empathize.
When I want to compare, may I choose to be thankful.
When I want to respond emotionally, may I consider their emotions first.
When I want to complain, may I consider what I am willing to do to fix the problem.
When I want to indulge, may I consider those who don’t have enough.
When I want to worry, may I instead pray.
I pray that this week is a week of peace, healing, and steadiness for you as well as for myself.