I told you that I’d do follow-ups on myself whenever I posted about a hard thing that I’m going to work on. I’m glad that I’m doing this ’cause it kind of gives me some accountability. [Even if no one is reading] 😛
Hard thing number one was my speech, and I’m afraid that it’s a harder thing than I had thought. Have any of you read Little Men by Louisa May Alcott? I love it! Several times over the past several days I’ve thought, “Man, maybe I should do what Professor Bhaer’s grandmother did to him! That might help me watch my words more carefully!” But I refrain, seeing that it would hurt so much – even though I’m 100% sure that the results would be positive! [Professor Bhaer had a problem with lying, and he just couldn’t seem to stop and think before he went and lied again, so his grandmother cut the end of his tongue with her scissors so that he’d think twice before saying anything.] So… instead I’m trying another remedy: Prayer. It’s not an immediate cure, but in the long run, it may be the ONLY cure. We’ll see what happens over the next week!