Don’t Speak

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um-022112-emailHow often do you get to undo something before you do it? In my case, not often enough.

This week I drafted an email and was about to hit send when a soft voice whispered in my ear. “Don’t hit send out of frustration.”

And I hesitated ever so slightly with the arrow hovering in place. Instead of clicking send, I got up and decided to go for a walk. When I returned I kept the email safely in my draft mailbox, and didn’t send that day.

The next morning when I awakened, my peace of mind was restored.

Nothing to regret.

Nothing to explain.

Nothing to clear up.

Some things are better left unsaid. There’s wisdom in the old saying to sleep on it. It gave me time to think about, not just what to say, but how to say it, and consider if it needed to be said.

There are times when the wisdom is to speak up, but sometimes it’s better to be still. At least until the frustration passes, and peace of mind takes its place.

My advice: Write the email. Get it off your chest. Just don’t hit send.

This morning, I re-read the email and smiled. Then I hit delete.

Ah … so simple. Instead of coming to a conclusion, I stayed open to learn more.

A good way to start the week.

My love goes with you as you work with this Uplifting Moment.

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