This morning I woke to an ache.
I take that back– I went to bed with an ache.
I’m going to be honest here, there are times that
I am fragile and painful words that others have said to me,
flood my mind and makes me question everything I do.
I wonder if I am a good mom, wife, friend.
I question any of my ability and then I wonder if what they said to me is TRUE.
Instead of reminding myself that usually hurt people will hurt.
I believe what they said.
Tell me you understand.
I know in time this will ease and I will stand on truth again.
But some words pierce your skin and leave permanent scars.
And you can’t help but run your finger over them once in a while.
But this has me thinking.
Who have I hurt when I have been hurting?
What have I said to others that has left a permanent scar?
This makes me cringe.
And I wish I could take back every careless word.
And remind myself that all the things I want to say, that the words I have the right to say.
Will only leave me feeling good for a moment.
Maybe this season, this month, this day, this moment.
We could all be more silent with our words.
Maybe we could all remember that we are all fragile and life is fragile.