Quiet Please!

There is a proverb that says, “Children should be seen and not heard”.  There are those who say that was intended for women, since they were not to speak in public.  Today, it applies to the younger generation.  I believe it applies to the older generation also.  The bible says that we are to bring up a child in the way he/ she should go and when they’re old they will not stray from that teaching.  To me, that says that when our children become adults, they are responsible for their actions and all we can do as parents is to pray that they make the right choices. This may be easy for some, but it isn’t for me.  I never thought I was a control freak, but the more I consider ‘what I am’, I get surprised.  There is a musical term that indicates silence. It is usually seen in instrumental or orchestral scores. It is “TACET”.  It means “Be Silent”.  I need that posted in obvious places wherever I may be. Now that there are inexpensive printers hooked up to my PC, I can print a dozen or so wallet size and place them in sight when I am out in public. This reminder will prevent the feeling I get that tells me that I’ve been too verbose. I learned to shut up in sales presentations, but that important aspect has been noticeably absent otherwise. I need to spend more time listening, but more importantly, I need to spend more time ‘listening’ to what GOD has to say. That means longer reading time of HIS WORD of TRUTH and less of words of Fiction.  Another thing I must do is to spend some research time determining what medical choices I have with the ‘reenrollment’ period coming up. I bet it will be a HOOT. I wish for all of us to be sleeping in the shade of HIS Wings. It’s much safer there, donchaknow.

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