Monday, 3 March 2014

Gratitude: Resolutions

Today I am thankful for resolutions.
I have made a seemingly simple resolution this year. No wonder it is so easy to break resolutions!
Mine is to tame my tongue when communicating face to face with elders; and edit my not-so-sweet remarks/comments/retort when communicating online.
This is now only early March and already I am making a few faltered steps. Instead of giving the laser comeback lines to the ones close and dear (usually my MIL) and being a keyboard warrior when provoked online, I now put myself in the other person's shoes and wonder how insecure/unlearned/hormonal/PMS/menopausal the person may be feeling.
Now, I'd find myself quite reserved in my replies. I would try to limit my time alone with the ever-provoking MIL so that I will not loose my cool. I lose the game when I do not keep my cool.
When I have typed out an entire perfect comeback line online, I would hit "delete" instead of posting. Then perhaps, edit the relationship, set restrictions, unsubscribe, unfollow, unlike, unfriend and block, depending on the severity of the case. I am sure you have done it too! Some call it social culling.
Surprise, surprise - this is doing my soul much good! I wish I knew earlier but I keep reminding myself this is to be taken "one step at a time, one thought at a time".
In conclusion, I am thankful that I realise and keep what is doing me good, and doing away with what is harmful to my time, energy and soul. May Allah s.w.t. accept this little ibadah, Amin! 


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