Out of Mouth | Out of Control
Have you ever been asked for an honest opinion about something of a sensitive nature and actually gave it (especially when it was not a positive opinion)? When I was done with my small rant, I looked around at the faces of people I was with and realized that I may have said too much. You know the “look”, the one where everyone has a pasty ashen face and the blank stare of “what the heck was that Mac truck doing driving right through this room” look? Come on, you know the one…
Well, I cannot be the only one who has control issues with their tongue at times. I try not to give “honest feedback” as “brutally honest feedback” but the last couple of months have had me on edge. I find myself ranting at the most inopportune moments.
This is my new “personal issue” that I will be working on. I must go back to speaking with more compassion and understanding while still getting my message through. I try to remember the old saying, “You get more flies with honey then vinegar” or some such musing.