Have the maturity to know sometimes silence is more powerful than having the last word.
– Thema Davis
There have been many times when I had wanted to voice my last word, my last thoughts, my reasons.
There have been many times when I had thought, “Why don’t you just understand?!!”A friend of mine once told me, “Sandy. You must give yourself at least 24 hours. Let your emotions settle. Think. Don’t react.”
Those words of wisdom stuck with me. Yes, I have let my emotions run a little wild at times, but that is only because I stood up for what I believed in. However, there have also been many times when I have controlled my emotions, and just let it be.
Have I lost friendships? Relationships? Yes. But at the end of the day, it is my mental health and my state of mind that matters. I do have children who look up to me and I need to be the best role model in their lives that I can be.
Every person has a right to their own opinion and there should never be the feeling that you have no control over your own feelings.
It simply does not matter who has the last word!
Maturity is when you understand that sometimes, it is better to just keep silent. There is nothing further to say. It’s said. It’s done. And there is nothing else you can do about it. So why worry? Why try?
What’s part of the past, stays in the past. We learn from it, and we learn from the people who have crossed our paths – it is now time to move on.
Easier said than done, yes, but you can do it!
Pause, and take deep breaths.Be grateful, stay humble, and look forward to a new day – a fresh start!
It’s okay to take baby steps, nobody said “life” was a race. You must go at your own pace … and be the mature person along the way.
You’ve got this! ❤️