Friday, February 8, 2013

Graceful Language

I was telling my husband about a comment someone said that upset me today.

He told me not to take it personally. He said he knew the person and they probably didn't realize I would take offense to their sarcasm.

He said not everyone uses graceful language.

This really struck me.

I thought about all the people I had in my life who do use graceful language.

I thought about how thankful I was for the people who choose their words thoughtfully. I thought about all the people I knew whose words never haunted me after we spoke. I thought about all the people whose careful choice of words ten to echo lovingly in my head even after our conversation is over.

Then I thought... am I one of those people?

I realized that while I admire and seek after people who used their words elegantly, I might not always do the same.

I don't think I'm ever purposefully rude or mean. But I could definitely improve in my verbal skills.

I'm really thankful for this person whose words upset me today.

It's amazing how we can hold up mirrors for each other.


Love,
Sirgun

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