Ever hear that saying "If the walls could talk..."? Well that has been resonating deep within me this morning. Not that I am worried about what our walls would say, but I have been places where I often wondered what I would hear if the walls could share their deepest secrets.
I truly believe that is where the saying "THINK" came from. Because people were worried about what their walls would say.
I have to tell you something! The walls CAN talk! Not necessarily the walls that are made of sheet rock, paint, brick. This is going to hurt when I reveal to the truth! The walls of one's heart talks all the time. The walls of one's mind recalls and talks all the time. In some cases that is great news ~ because one can recall all the good things that were said, and experienced. BUT.... in the same breath, the heart and the mind often recall the not so good things too. The cutting comments, the insults, the unnecessary criticism, the words you always think afterwards "I wish I hadn't said that!". More often then not the recipient is also saying "I wish I hadn't heard that!"
Why is it natural to be nicer to coworkers, friends, even strangers then it is to the people whom we share a home with, intimate moments with, who know the very details of our day? Why do we save our manners for someone who is not so invested as say a spouse or a child?
I truly believe this is one of the things that leads to adultery, divorce, teen pregnancy, teen runaway, suicide, murder, theft. Why would I say that? Because, if one does not get what they need by their immediate significant others, they will go find it ~ in the good or bad places.