Taming of the Tongue.
Tuh...I already know what you are thinking, especially if you have a mouth like mine, JESUS BE A BRIDLE!!!
Let me talk to you all about me. Let me take just a few minutes to let you know that I am an Alpha Female. A quick witted sharp shooter. I decline to repeat myself, as I know you heard me the first time. My yes is yes and my no is no. I come from a line of women who simply gave it to you how it was and that was that! No explanation, no dialogue.
I am an only child who is still spoiled but no longer selfish. My grandmother's was very mild mannered women, but when they spoke people listened because they had something to say. I find now that in this new generation that everyone has something to say, but ain't nobody saying NOTHING!!!
It takes a lot to push me! I sit and I listen before speaking. Many times people are listening with their eyes and not their ears. Listening with a response in mind and not from the heart. Be clear, as a child of God I am still working on me. I am not perfect nor have I arrived. When I was younger I was told I looked mean. I didn't look friendly at all. You see I was the first granddaughter on the paternal side of my family. Which meant my aunt, my uncles and my dad didn't play about me which taught me, how TO NOT PLAY ABOUT ME!!
They were teaching value and worth before it ever became popular. I said all of that to say this, there are times when we want to CLAPBACK. Times when we want to READ THEM THEIR RIGHTS. Times when we want to PROVE OUR POINT. But I've learned that even with my quick wit, my straight no chaser persona; there is a time and place for all things.
Before speaking or responding, ask yourself these few questions:
Is what I'm about to say uplifting or transformational?
Is what I'm about to say going to make a difference?
Is what I'm about to say going to bring clarity to the situation?
If the response to any of those questions is NO!!! Then step back, take a moment and rethink your response. In other words...TAME YOUR TONGUE!!!
Coach Sabrina B.