Monday, August 31, 2015

To Not Recount Trifling Incidents

Trifling incidents should be thought of as petals that have fallen from a bouquet -
sweep them away and enjoy the beauty of the remaining blooms.

A woman who adopts a policy of not rehashing trifling occurrences, such as small disappointments and petty annoyances, will always bring a refreshing air to social conversations.  She will be sought out by friends for her pleasant, good-humored, and uplifting nature.  People will find that they always seem to feel better for having been in her company.

Rehearsing the disagreeable, irritating details of daily life is selfish and tiresome.  Seldom useful, it usually creates a downward spiral in conversation and sucks energy from our spirits.

On rare occasions when such occurrences are mentioned, they should be recounted in a light-hearted, good-natured way that reflects an optimism that, though things sometimes go awry, a lady can laugh at her mishaps without getting her pinfeathers too ruffled.

"Let your speech be always with grace..."
Colossians 4:6

Principle:  A lady does not speak of trifling incidents.