Think before your speak....

Tonight I created the journal below...does it make you wonder???I think I want to start a new movement...one that the world really needs these days.... Tonight I read a blog about someone joining the "No Phone Zone" Pledge. As I read the comments on this blog (names have been excluded to protect the innocent...or not so innocent as the case may be...LOL) A person wrote "I hate to burst your bubble....but" and went on to say a number of things... And I thought to myself, WHY, WHY did this person feel the need to say I hate to burst your bubble. To make her seem smart? In the know? Superior? I mean seriously what is the purpose of saying negative things to people on their blogs? I have never understood that. If I don't like or disagree with something, I will just move on...everyone is entitled to their own opinion and we can all just disagree to disagree. That is what makes everyone unique! They are all different. I have been thinking about this alot lately. I am as guilty as the next person of saying things that I really just didn't need to say... So from today on...I am carrying my -#?%!*+ words journal with me so that instead of me saying what I want out loud, I am going to think twice and write it down in my journal. I will not use names in this...just in case it falls into enemy hands LOL, I am just going to act like I am speaking directly to the person and write what I have to say. That way I get it out of me and I can let it go....I am calling it my unfiltered journal. Because as my co worker Kim would say, Just think what would have come out of my mouth if I didn't have a filter! LOL So who is with me??? The world will be a nicer place if we all just think about why we feel the need to say something that might be hurtful to another person....

P.S. If you ever find my unfiltered journal you had better close your eyes, cover your ears and shut your mouth...LOL

Oh...and another thing...I hate the word BUT....seriously...use this word and everything before you said BUT means nothing, zip, nada, zilch...

Comments

Nerissa Alford said…
I wonder the same thing sometimes. Love the journal!
Hope you are doing well :)
Nerissa
HappyDayArt! said…
Hi Cindy,

I have a folder on my computer desktop called "psycho mumbo jumbo" and I keep my ranting in there instead of getting myself in trouble. . . again. I did get in trouble once and it wasn't really very satisfying although I still stood by my words and didn't feel any different, it really did NOT make life easier for me to tell that person what I thought.

but it is healthier to get it out and I think that journal is a good idea!

Catherine
Debbie Egizio said…
What a great idea! We should all carry one of these journals. ;)
Kim Mailhot said…
Brilliant !!!! I wish all the peeps who say those "thoughtless" things would say them in a journal instead. I don't need to read the journal just as I don't need to hear their negative stuff coming out of their mouths.
Nice one, Cindy !
Dave said…
I like this idea and I'll be adding a "unfiltered" category to my private blog/journal. ;)
Maybe people who are not content feel the need to spread that discontent? I don't know why folks say mean things to others either...but I do know that, those in my world who do the most of that sort of thing, seem to me to be the most unhappy too...maybe there is a connection.

Of course, if there is...maybe if we all say a few more nice things, it could lead to a correlation of happiness? Maybe not only for others, but for ourselves as well?

Great post! I just found your blog and am having a wonderful time reading it! (And I don't even have to say that just to be nice!!! LOL)