We are ALLLLLMMMOOOOST at the weekend!!! *little salsa dancer emoji x5* Thank the Lord.
It’s Day 3 of Blogtember: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.
I’ve been thinking about this and it’s a hard one. I’ve settled on something I received as wedding advice, but I’ve taken it to be general advice. My mom told me “Always talk about your husband like he’s standing right behind you.” This can be applicable to every day life for everyone by simply saying “Always talk about everyone like they’re standing right behind you.”
*Disclaimer: I am NOT perfect, and definitely guilty of breaking this rule*
It can be so easy on days when I’m frustrated to vent to my girlfriends about J and nag on the little things he does like not unload the dishwasher the instant I think he should, however this easily becomes a bad habit… and you know what? J doesn’t always empty the dishwasher immediately, but he does ALWAYS come in and kiss me good night when I go to bed early. Every time I ask him in my sleepy voice to bring me a glass of water (that he knows I’m only going to take one drink of and go back to sleep) he immediately does, and he never complains. The good FAR outweighs the bad. Any day, any time, any way you look at it. I’m a very lucky woman.
Think of all the times you’ve accidentally said something that was not the nicest and the person heard you… (I can’t be the only one this has happened to) It’s a crappy feeling… like really crappy. I have a tendency to think negatively at times. It’s a downward spiral, once I start it’s so hard to stop. I know I need to stop. I need to remember my mom’s advice, and mind what I say. If we could all talk about each other like we were all listening, I think people everywhere would be happier, friendlier, more positive, and uplifting.
I’m challenging you to talk about everyone, bosses, friends, coworkers, customers, husbands, wives, parents, siblings, in-laws, like they’re sitting right next to you listening to them talk. It’ll change your life for the better. I’m convinced.
What is your advice to pass on?