August 9, 2013
Today is FRIDAY! This week has been
edit, edit, edit.
I’m grateful I’ve learned to edit myself. I used to be the kind of person who said whatever was on her mind. I didn’t like holding my feelings inside me. I found it impossible to bite my tongue. Sometimes, though, a person needs to keep quiet. That doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings; it just means I’m more careful with whom I share my feelings and in what context I do so.
Surprisingly, I find myself liberated by the self-discipline. Discernment means I’m protecting and taking care of myself better. It also means I’m learning to rely on myself as a solid resource. I’m discovering that I can tolerate a lot more than I thought I could, and that tolerating more doesn’t mean I’m living with abuse or putting up with unhappiness.