Day 173

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.

 

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About einoka

Mother of three. Wait! Mother of three? Yes, indeed. Plus, wife to fabulous husband. Geologist. Doodler. Vivid dreamer.
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