Desiderata Days ~ Protect

March 27, 2010

Everyone of us has experienced a town cryer or two in our lives. They shout out at the most inopportune moments. While I spoke of tolerance in yesterday’s post, we must also protect ourselves from physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual harm.

Max Ehrmann says:

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

Sometimes the most softly spoken words are heard the loudest. How do you deal with vexatious people?

2 Responses to “Desiderata Days ~ Protect”

  1. Usually (and fortunately) the only loud people I encounter are little precious souls…and if I can’t get their attention by whispering (which works most of the time), I use my “redneck” whistle. Then we play a game called dance and freeze! Works every time! Often thought it would be wonderful if it worked with loud adults.

  2. powerofslow Says:

    What a great idea to whisper! It sometimes works on my kids, although when they see Mom’s mouth moving, they usually put on the ‘in-one-ear-out-the-other’ face. Maybe I should just move my lips without sound and see what they do!   Glad there aren’t many loud adults in your life! 🙂  

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