Day 213 Intention ~ Go Back to the Proverbs Calendar
It's been awhile since I posted any of my African proverbs calendar, but today's seemed fitting.
It's a North African proverb that says:
Let the heart be overflowing but let the mouth be restrained.
I agree. Too often we say things that are hurtful that we don't mean or just voice negative feelings or emotions. Now, I don't think it's good to bottle up what you are feeling, but lots of times when we are feeling negative or angry, the feeling is fleeting and just better left unsaid.
Going back to what we teach young people, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." I believe that this still holds true. Misery loves company, but what if the company never shows up? Or what if the company shows up, but only with an overflowing heart?
How fabulous would that be!
Let's learn to lead with love and leave the negativity at the door. And maybe, just maybe, with time, those negative thoughts will slip away also.