I’m a bit of a shouter, a bit of a yeller, gosh, I might even have to confess I’m a bit of a screamer!!!! But I am going to stop.
There are days I know that if I were to listen to myself back I’d really cringe at the things that I have said….the tone which I have used…..the shouting that I have done. I just can’t help myself. I totally lose my cool and before I know it I’ve blown my top! But it’s going to change. I don’t want to be that type of mummy. I don’t want to be that type of woman. It’s not terribly lady like is it?! It’s not terribly loving is it? And, does it really achieve anything? Do the kids learn anything from it? Does it change their behaviour? I don’t honestly think so. If anything, it crushes their wee spirit.
‘Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.’
So, I am going to try for more of that quiet, gentle spirit that it talks of in God’s word.
The world already has enough people who are dead in spirit because of another persons yelled words. I don’t want to add any more, least of all my kiddiewinks. I’m hoping by putting it out there, that it will help me be more accountable….so if you bump into me in Tesco and I’m blowing my top, reign me in will you 😉