by Vernalee
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Why am I biting my tongue? There are a few things that’s on my mind, but the words won’t come out! My mind and heart are at battle right now over what to do! “What’s the downside / upside,” I ponder. I have the answers: Peace of mind perhaps; a release from my system; an infliction of hurt to the ears that hear! All are genuine reasons if I utter the “stuff that I wanna say.” Should I tell folks that I can see what they are trying to hide; that they selfishly only think of themselves; that they are non – supportive; that their lack of backbone hurts their spine more than mine? After all, everything will eventually come to light! Will my comments hurt the person’s feelings though truthful; though as bright as the sky is blue; though everyone else talks about him / her behind their back? Am I hurting them by not telling them the truth? Questions, questions, questions! Let’s see. I trust my wisdom will help me make the right choice of – release or retention. Have you ever struggled with this issue? Are you cautious about not hurting other folks feelings even though they could care less about yours? My conscience always get in the way; it bothers me sometimes and guards my tongue. Aw Shucks! Maybe I am in the minority and am not preaching to the choir. Some folks throw caution to the wind, blurt out what they feel like saying, and let the chips fall where they may! Sometimes, I become too contemplative or judiciously concerned to find the right time and place. Maybe, I am just who I am; me not you!
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