Keeping My Mouth Closed

“I have found that as your wisdom and maturity develop, the number of other people you blame for your own circumstances shrinks.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli

The reality is that nobody, especially me, likes to be blamed. And though it’s impossible to never blame anyone, it is possible to keep my mouth closed. Then I can practice getting the focus back on things that make me feel way better, like gratitude. Of course, I may need to set some healthy boundaries and practice detatching sooner, but blaming others with my mouth (either to them or gossiping about them to others) never leaves me feeling good inside. When I practice forgiveness, take responsibility for my behavior, calmly detach as necessary, and keep my mouth closed when I’m upset, feel like blaming, or want to gossip, ILML! 

– JamieQ

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