Friday, October 10, 2014

Hold Your Peace

"If you have not slept, or if you have slept, or if you have headache,or sciatica, or leprosy, or thunder-stroke, I beseech you, by all angels, to hold your peace, and not  pollute the  morning." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I saw this quote and laughed.....there is a great article in O magazine this month about whining.  It is so easy to get into the complain and whine mode.....It starts innocently enough,  you just want someone to know that all is not right in your world.  Before you know it, every time you open your mouth a complaint or whine or several of each comes forth. 

Once you reach that level, you forget to look for the good, you forget to be grateful......the blinders are on and you are swimming in the sea of negativity  and whine.

I know how a complaint or whine can turn your morning upside down.......many times Rick and I have been sitting, having our morning coffee......before we know it, one of us has slid down the whiny path......and we both are in a bad mood.  Truly, you have to nip it in the bud.

Tomorrow morning, regardless of sunshine or rain, happy or sad.....just for a little while......hold your peace, don't pollute.
Your day will be better for it.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams


  1. My Thursday devotion was about this exact subject! I am most certainly guilty of this, especially in my current blogging challenge. I'm going to change that bad habit!

  2. great idea. I shall begin this morning by expressing how grateful I am for my life and even for this post.
    thank you

  3. Hi Jilda..Loved this post. It is so very true and whining and self pity bring those around you down as well. I try not to let what's bothering me show. Everyone has problems of their own. If someone I'm with is having a very whiney day I will say to them "would you like some cheese to go with that whine"? It rattles them for a moment and then they usually laugh but realize what I'm saying!! LOL. Great post. Hope you are doing well XX