Monday, July 20, 2015

Oh, be careful little mouth what you say.....

I've been having some trouble seeing.
Even with my glasses on, I found myself squinting to see.  It had been over a year since my last eye exam, 
so I made an appointment a couple of weeks ago and got a check-up.  I picked out a frame from the ones that our insurance allowed and handed them to the girl before I went back for the exam.   Sure enough, my prescription had changed. When I sat down for her to do the measurements on the lens for my bifocals, she whispered, "why don't you pick out another frame, these are men's frames".  Then, she proceeded to show me a pair of itsy-bitsy frames that I didn't like at all.  I stuck with the frames I found originally, but told her that she made me doubt.  She informed me that if she hadn't told me she wouldn't be doing her job.  As I drove home, still in doubt, I remembered that the last time I had picked out frames, she discouraged me from choosing the ones I wanted because they were too small.  But this year, she tried to get me to get even smaller ones.  

I deleted my Facebook account about 15 months ago and haven't regretted it at all.  When I was on FB, I saw a post once that I thought was being deceitful and I commented on it.  The lady told me later how much my comment had hurt her and it made me feel terrible.  It really wasn't my place to point out my opinion, but I did it anyway.

Our words can be either a help to someone, 
or they can be a hindrance.  I'm sincerely hoping that I'm choosing my words more carefully these days because I NEVER want to  be a hindrance.  I know from personal experience how hurtful words can be.



Breathing in Grace,





(Oh, by the way.....
I my new glasses.  
The optometrist told me when I picked them up they were considered "uni-sex", 
but more women chose them than men!!!)

16 comments:

  1. Those are the kind of glasses I want next time - big, bold frames! Good for you.

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    1. Thank you, sweet Lady! I'm glad I "stuck to my guns"!!! ;-) At one point in my life, I would have listened to the girl and took her advice....maybe we do get a bit wiser in our "golden" years!

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  2. Very wise words you have shared and I appreciate the verse today. As I have gotten older, I realize how important it is to watch our words.
    Happy that you like your new frames. Wishing you a great day.

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    1. Well, I'm still a work in progress. I do try to watch my words these days! Maybe praying for wisdom and discernment has helped! God is good!

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  3. Yes, wise words. Thanks. Your are precious without or with glasses ...

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    1. Thank you, my Friend! You're such an an encouragement!

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  4. Oh how I understand where your coming from....for what 5 or so days, I have managed to keep my big mouth shut concerning some issues...and believe me, it has been kind of hard, but you know, I am relying on the good Lord to see me through it. All is good, God is good, Deb. Sometimes, we must be speak up, even when it means offending someone or something...the good Lord gave us brains to use them wisely. Thanks for the reminder, I do believe I have an eye appointment coming up next month, I think I said that before and forgot, LOL. Blessings to you...

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    1. I know you probably want to comment on the shooting in Chattanooga. Senseless and sickening were the words on our local paper's headline....so true.

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  5. I need new glasses too and I want a bigger pair this time. I think I may have to look at the men's choices....they are all unisex, really. As to words hurting, you are right. Sometimes the way you say something is just misinterpreted and it is hard to make it right after it taken in the wrong way.

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    1. Oh, yes, I know that's true....that things are sometimes misinterpreted and no amount of trying to explain seems to help. PLUS....I think reading things in social media, via text, FB, etc....we can't hear the "tone of voice" the person is using, so often me....in my paranoia....take it wrong! Gotta work on that! ;-)

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  6. Well knowing you from years of blogging, if your words come across to someone as hurtful it was not intentional as you have a big kind heart!

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    1. You are so precious....thank you so much.

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  7. Whoever made up that saying about "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" really had no clue, did they? I am believing more and more that words have incredible power!

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  8. Nice to visit your cyber home once again. You are a blessing to so many. We need to be kind in our words, but even when we are someone may take them wrong. The disadvantage of not talking in person. I find your words always gracious and thought-provoking!

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  9. Good thought provoking words. We do need to be careful what we say to people.

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  10. Deb, I too just had to have a new eye exam. I have put it off for so long and I knew I needed a little more power! I have worn progressive bifocals for some years now. YEP...had to have more power this year. But went with a bolder-more up to date frame myself! Trying to get used to the extra power and the frame! LOL! I don't have any eye insurance so needless to say.....but God was good to me. I got a 20% discount for paying cash and a sweet young woman from church that worked there gave me a 10% discount. So I counted my blessings...And yes.....watching my words is a daily chore. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24