Friday, May 07, 2010

Orthograph #83 - Its a handy excuse...

4 comments:

practicinghuman said...

I've often wondered why people say they are just speaking the truth in love while discharging some very hurtful and harmful remarks.

magda said...

Sometimes the best response is to ignore in love.

Melanie said...

Absolutely! Too many people confuse rudeness with honesty!

Anonymous said...

When the children were growing up, we had "The Thumper Rule." (Thumper from Bambi) Thumper says that if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Not that I am saying a heinous wrong should be kept secret, but sometimes what we are "saying in love" is really hateful and not something the kingdom would stand or fall on. Am I annoyed by others mannerisms, endless repeating of some life story, or deep inside looks at their latest surgery? Sometimes. I try always to think of how my response will be received--or how I would receive the same response. I am a delicate flower and sensitive beyond belief and I think most people I run into are the same somewhere down deep inside, so I use both the Thumper Rule and the Golden Rule and I pray for folks--the folks who infuriate me with their nonsense....as I am sure I have infuriated them with my nonsense more than once. (Now I must say that I can become extremely protective of my children never mind that they are grown and gone!! I try to remember that most of the time, it is NOT MY BUSINESS and try to remember to keep my mouth shut and repent of my fury and pray some more.)