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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

La Boca Grande

Title interpretation: The Big Mouth in Spanish!

I am amazed how the mouth gets people in trouble! I love to talk and that is not a great thing sometimes. I think that one of my horrible flaws that I do is take the mother role with people...when they aren't asking for advice---I GIVE IT anyway! I know I must drive them nuts and I am working on trying to be aware and listen rather than advise...but advising is so much fun!! I have thought of going into school counseling before, but I don't think I ever will. Maybe I could host a Dr. Karen show(like the Dr. Laura show--not that I like her harsh blunt tactics) and have an avenue of giving advice!! Today, after opening my mouth too much with a friend of mine, I read my Floridian blog friend's entry and it was many quotes about the mouth. So, I am going to be posting mouth/word quotes to the right when I think of it! I think my favorite is this one:
The only substitute for brains is silence. I am going to start with that one and another one. If you have any good ones, leave me a comment and I will add it to my list to use!


Lauren said...

I love good quotes... those were definitely a little bit convicting, weren't they? I definitely! need to learn to keep my mouth shut at certain times.

The Herd said...

Yes, they were very convicting!! Thanks for posting...very helpful and good timing!

Kay said...

Here's an oldie but a goodie...

God gave us two ears but only one mouth for a reason...

I have the same trouble sometimes. I'm learning, though. And sometimes it's actually freeing to not feel like I HAVE to talk - even when there's uncomfortable silence.