Do you see the cup half full or half empty?
My mother would always say… “you need to look at the cup differently than other people.” I am beginning to see her wisdom in those words. I have to admit she would occasionally see the cup half empty but not to often.
How do you look at life? I once heard someone smart say you are either a part of the solution or the problem. I think that our words can show us what team we are on and what level our cup is at.
I have a tendency when I don’t feel good to have a negative outlook on life. I unfortunately think the outlook adds to the not feeling well. So, how do our words matter?
Proverbs 15:2 The Tongue (Words) of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouths of fools pour out folly.
I often think about the way our world is so social media driven…. twitter Facebook, periscope, instagram, snapchat and how we tend to not put the wisdom to work when posting to others. We will say things that would never come out of our mouths if standing in front of the person. We would be wise to think before we speak. We would be wise to think before we respond. We would be wise if we realized words do matter and they can last a life time.
A simple you look fat… translates to some.. I am a bad person and need to lose weight to be liked.
A simple you look hot… translates to some… I am good looking and need to maintain that outward appearance to be liked.
A simply you are smart … might be translated as… the only way I can be liked is to be smart.
We all know we have heard words similar to these and maybe even said them but what lasting impact have they had on you? or the person you spoke them too?
Friends, Please consider a 15 second timeout prior to posting on social media.. ask yourself.. would I say this in person and if others read it will they think it is generated towards them? If your answers are NO… then don’t post it.. pray for them instead.