Jane of all trades

Lover of life. Enjoy coffee and good conversation. Some people say I am funny. Sometimes talk too much. willing to try new things, though this is a new characteristic discovered recently.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

RIGHT and WRONG

OK, I started this class about 4 weeks ago and what a blast. I have
  1. Learned that there is a right way and a wrong way to wire a GFI outlet
  2. Learned that wiring a three way switch requires you use all your resources available to figure out which line is LINE and which line is LOAD, evidently that does make a difference
  3. There is a right way and a wrong way to put shingles on a roof.
  4. There is a right way and a wrong way to hang a door
  5. There is a right way and a wrong way to put in a replacement window
  6. There is a right way and a wrong way to apply flashing to a chimney and vent pipes in your roof
Are you starting to notice a pattern?
7. There is a right way and a wrong way to prune a tree
8. There is a right way and a wrong way to MOW! ( yes exclamation Point) That one caught me off guard.
9. There is a right way and a wrong way to spray buff a floor
and last but not least......
10. There is a right way and a wrong way to speak to people

Are you shocked by that? I was when I first heard it. I always thought if someone did not like what I said or how I said it for that matter then that as their problem. (WRONG!) What you say and how you say it can have either a good result or a very poor one. I have had to ask God to help me in this area of my life. I have always been one to say whatever I wanted and did not realize the trail of destruction I was leaving behind.
The Bible says our tongue is like a two edged sword out of our mouths comes LIFE and DEATH. Our words can cause people to Rejoice, Cheer, Cry, Hate, Love, Our words cause people to feel, Good and Bad.
So my advice today say something GOOD. Do the right thing and be aware of the wrong thing and Make it a Great Day!

1 comment:

agentlejoy said...

That is true, but I always seem to unerringly pick the WRONG way, even though I'm trying to pick the RIGHT. In fact, sometimes it seems like the harder I try to say the right thing, the worse it gets.

What lesson am I supposed to learn from that?

I have come to the conclusion that there are people (like you) with whom it is safe to be myself, and people (the vast majority) with whom I must be very very careful to try and be polite. I majorly offended Bren's drama teacher yesterday, and I STILL don't know what I said wrong. But I did something that lady didn't like. And it's a shame, because I like her.

I wish I had your confidence and could go through life without worrying about what people think of me.