Posted by: mydarkestplaces | January 22, 2013

Bite my tongue…

As I tossed and turned this morning (I woke up around 2am) I piddled about online. Checking out the haps’ on Facebook and Twitter. Seeing what the news had to show me. What the pundits had to say about President Obama’s second Inauguration. (I willfully acknowledge that the Internet at my fingertips 24/7 is not the most conducive to a sound night’s sleep)

Over the general course of my ADD, I ended up thinking about some things that have been irritating me of late. Some things that have been pretty seriously irking me, actually. And I started to type them out with as much vitriol as I could possibly imbue into the various social media platforms at my disposal.

And then I stopped. Deleted. And wrote something completely different.

One of the most important lessons that’s ever been drilled into my head is, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” And, frankly, it’s not that I don’t have legitimate grounds for complaint. But bitching about things is going to do nothing but irritate and hurt the subject of said bitching, and – frankly – would just snowball into a whole host of other issues that would be infinitely more irritating and complicated.

So.

I will bite my tongue. I will avoid saying (and typing) the first things that pop into my mind.

Granted – a corollary to this resolution will be hiding my thoughts so you’re not seeing what I’m actually thinking when I don’t say it. I have a feeling that will be infinitely more difficult for me to learn.

 


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