Key to Happiness#6: Knowing when to keep my big mouth shut!
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Sometimes I open my mouth to respectfully express my opinion, and all hell seems to break loose.
I do not like hearing lies being posted on places like Facebook by people (many are relatives) that I love. I want to set the record straight! Often, I do not accomplish the goal when I gently speak up. My words are misconstrued, and my words are dismissed as petty. One year, my husband and I did not attend the family Thanksgiving feast in order to keep peace.
Today I walked away from the misinformation, and just let the fools believe the lies that they choose to believe. I choose my battles carefully, and allow those who have let me know that they have no interest in changing speak their mind…. Actually, it is not even their mind. It is just a cut and paste of what someone else thinks.
In Proverbs 26:3-5, it states:
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Sometimes, it’s better to walk away from a fool who is spouting off.