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Sometimes, Round Two: Day 38 of 365 – The Things We Wish To Hide!

 

Sometimes The Things We Wish To Hide Slip Out Of Our Mouths Anyway…At Very Inopportune Moments!

“Oops! That one just popped right out there!”

You know what I mean . . . very often, perhaps more often than we like, something we wish to remain hidden – an opinion, an impression, a thought – comes out unexpectedly! We say it before our brain has a chance to reel it back in. And those moments? Well, they typically are some of the most embarrassing.

We have all had at least one of those moments. Freudian Slips! Things we ponder in private. Perceptions we wish to keep to ourselves. Jealousies better left to thought only. Opinions hidden deep within our psyche. Yep! These are the things that slip out and cause us trouble!

What are we to do? Perhaps some of the following might help:

  • Embrace our humanity – we all make mistakes.
  • Take a deep breath . . . or two – breathing always helps.
  • Bestow a little Grace on ourselves – Grace soothes the embarrassed heart.
  • Be willing to apologize if necessary.
  • Learn to laugh at our foibles.
  • Vow to work on mindfulness.
  • Count to ten before we say something on the spur of the moment.

Now I can’t guarantee that all or even any will keep those things we wish to keep hidden from slipping out but they might.

Peace!

Mark E. Hundley

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Mark Hundley has worked with children, youth and families since 1971 – devoting 13 years to youth and family ministry; another 10 years to service in public education as a teacher and high school counselor; and the remaining time as a therapist, consultant, speaker and writer.

He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hardin-Simmons University; his Master’s in Counseling from the University of North Texas; and has pursued doctoral studies in Educational Administration.

Mark is a Life Transition Specialist with a specific expertise in the field of grief. He works with individuals, families and corporate bodies to create and implement strategies for powerful living despite obstacles faced.

He is the author of Awaken to Good Mourning – a personal guide through the journey of grief – available in both print and audio versions. He is a co-founder of the Journey of Hope Grief Support Center in Plano, TX, a non-profit agency that provides free group grief support to children, adolescents and their parents or adult caregivers as they learn to mourn the death or impending death of a loved one.

Mark limits his practice to evening and Saturday appointments; supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor Interns; online counseling; coaching, consulting, speaking and training.

For more information about his coaching, consulting and public speaking services visit MarkEHundley.com.

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