So, we all know I give advice. Actually, I think I give pretty damn good heartfelt advice [raised eyebrow]. But errrrr’y once in awhile I find myself in a situation where the following of my own advice is warranted and I do not readily heed to my own words. I find myself getting heated. My blood boils. I want to unleash a verbal lashing. My eye twitches. My calm demeanor is threatened. I can envision myself gauging someone’s eyes out with a dull number two pencil [wide eyes]. What? Too much? Okay, maybe so [lip curl]. I have to ask myself [self], what happened to putting folks on a scale of importance? What happened to not being moved by someone else’s insecurity? What happened to minding my businesses; not inserting myself into something that has nothing to do with me? What happened to not letting someone see what moves you? How did I let some insignificant mofo break down an emotional barrier of protection that I built with sound judgment and wisdom? Now I am all frustrated and upset and willing to face a short jail stint because I am about to crack someone’s skull wide open for taking me out of my element. And why? Because the words that I spew so easily to others are falling on my own deaf ears. The crazy thing is that when someone takes you outside of who you are that is not their fault. That personality shift is your fault. For the sake of this discussion it was mine; fault, that is. Some of y’all are not gonna like me for this next statement but I’mma say it anyway. Who cares what Jesus would do? What would you do? What should I do? What sound words would I chose to tell someone else to do? Sometimes a situation correction is just as simple as listening to the answers that you would come up with for someone else.
As I said in the beginning, today’s words of wisdom would come swift. There is no need to be-labor the subject. I beseech you. Practice what you preach. Take those deep breaths. Take those steps back. Put things in their proper perspective. Do not give a “nobody” a “somebody” status. Do not take everything so personal. Do not hold onto negativity. Embrace the positive. See the bright side. And whatever you do, put the number two pencil down [blank stare]! The last thing you want to do is to listen to the voice inside your head instead of the sound advice that, on a good day, comes from your heart.