Life Lesson #22: If you say it, own it!
I own very few vintage linens with sayings on them, but I’ve certainly seen a lot through the years! Sometimes the sayings are gentle: “Sweet dreams”. Other times they’re very matter-of-fact: “Good night”. And sometimes… sometimes I wonder why someone put *that* on something permanent–especially when it took so long to actually embroider or cross stitch it!
But no matter whether I liked the phrase or not, it served as a reminder that if I say something, I need to “own it.” The nice thing about saying something through handwork is that there’s plenty of time to re-consider whether or not you really want to say it–unlike saying something with the mouth and then wishing you could take it back. I’ve had plenty of those unfortunate experiences, and I suspect you have, too.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. ~Proverbs 18:21
Do you have (or like) linens with sayings on them? Sweet ones? Funny ones? What’s the best phrase you can think of to inscribe on something permanent? Have you been carving your name on any hearts lately?
Hmmm… I saw this on a sign this morning…
You CAN have the last word.
This post is part of a 31-day series. If you missed a Life Lesson, they’re all available HERE.