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.


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