I'm not sure if I've wrote a blog on this before. I'm sure at some point they may be redundant, but I figure that repetition is the key to learning.. right? Besides, my wife still laughs at my jokes I've been saying for years, so act like this is the first time you've heard this even if you haven't.
Yesterday I was spending some time with my friend Jay. He's a great guy. Very cerebral. He loves to think and talk about what he is thinking about, so we are usually not at a loss for something to talk about.
Yesterdays conversation gravitated to a conversation about conversation, and this is what we mutually noticed about society- for a large portion of people, when in conversation, it usually gravitates towards the negative, not the positive. For some reason, people like to spend more time talking about what is bad, broken, hurting, painful in their life, rather than talking about something that is good.
I can understand that at times, there may be something that is of global significance that may merit a discussion or conversation for mutual emotional support, but that is not what I'm talking about. What I am talking about is the "hey, hows it going" that frequently turns into a "so and so is sick" or "let me tell you about something horrible that I heard happened" or " here's whats going on in my life and let me give you the most negative spin possible on it".
Its an epidemic. Watch people today and listen to the words that come out of their mouth and look for something encouraging or positive that is coming out. You'll be searching for a while I think.
Here's what you can do- as the Bible says in Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity. Speak life today. Choose to only speak positive and about good things. I understand that you may have things that are bad that you would like to talk about, but try today to only speak about what is good in your life and see what it does to you, and to the people around you.
Have a great weekend