“Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” -Dr. Laurence J. Peter
I have this friend who is quick on his feet. He is smart and witty…he always knows what to say on the spot! (You know who you are! 😘)
That’s not me. 😏 If I open my mouth too soon the wrong thing comes out! (I’m the person who thinks of the perfect response days later. 😐)
Number 3 on my list is the “2 Day Rule”.
I’ve learned that if I am really upset I should wait 2 days (at least!) before responding. Usually I’ve calmed down a bit, can think more clearly, and can express my thoughts in a way I won’t regret.
If you are like me it’s not always easy to hold your tongue when you want to say something. (I just think it instead. 😜)
And then like those rock tumblers we had when we were kids, I roll that thought around and polish it up before I let it out. I’m less likely to regret my words down the road.
I’ve learned…the 2 day rule!
“Everything cometh to he who waiteth as long as he worketh like hell while he waiteth”
I don’t know who to originally attribute this quote to but I first heard it from my beloved father-in-law. We all did. So much so we put part of it on his tombstone!
He was a wonderful man, one of the best people I’ve ever known. The same person all the time… smart, kind, calm, good. He showed his family who he was by how he lived. Love the Lord, work hard, treat everyone with dignity.
One of the most important things I’ve learned in the first 50 years is that things don’t always happen on our timetables. It’s hard sometimes to be patient. But put your head down, keep working like hell, and you’ll get where you are supposed to be.
I’ve learned…Everything cometh. ❤