After yesterday's blog challenge I realized that I could learn to take advice more easily. Time to shuck the pride and look for, seek out, and follow good advice when given in a spirit of intelligent loving kindness. Or am I being too picky regarding the intelligent loving kindness?
advice n. opinion about what could or should be done about a problem
"The trouble with good advice is that it usually interferes with our plans."
Seriously, what I would really like to be able to do better is to express myself easily when I am face to face. When I am in a situation where I feel I am being 'put on the spot', I would like to be able to clearly articulate my opinion.
Right now there are two instances where I feel I need to go clean up behind myself because I did not say what I intended, but all this other stuff came rolling out! And if I were to scratch around in the memory a bit I could come up with a long list of verbal blunders.
"Language exerts hidden power,
like a moon on the tides."
- Rita Mae Brown
"Speak clearly, if you speak at all;
carve every word before you let it fall."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.