Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Communication

Communication is a gift,
Words spoken softly and gently
speak to the soul and will
heal many a rift.
Words that are harsh
cause pain and hurt
cutting to the core of the
person on the receiving end.
The perceived mistrust of the
unspoken word
or the misunderstood email
that causes such anxt
because you cannot read emotion
in words of black and white.
Lord, guard my
tongue and pen against
the temptation to protect and defend
myself and my own
at the expense of others
in this crazy world of
communication.

3 comments:

Miss Paula said...

This is so true. I have goofed at times because I have misunderstood a tone in written words and others of me. In this age we could call our fingers our tongue!

Although I did share with my DIL the other night that Communication is KEY to a marriage!

Mrs. Rabe said...

I agree. It is easy to assume the tone of the thoughts written. Many people are just not good communicators and what comes across can be hurtful, even when it wasn't there intention.

Then again, there are those who like to use email etc, to say things they never would say in person.

I pray that you are doing well.

Haus Frau said...

I'm in total agreement ~ add heavy sigh here. I've been on both sides of the coin on this one. Whether in email or blog posts/responses it's so easy get feelings hurt or 'say' the wrong thing w/o meaning to. The black and white of words on a screen fail miserably, at times, in getting the true point across - in love - tenderly.