Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This line from a quote may come across as somewhat stern to some. But I think that's not the intention. It's more of real good sense, truthfully.

To quote:
"I am responsible only for what I say not for what you understand." - Unknown.

We never can read a person's mind, no matter how close that person is to us. The mind is a mystery and always will be. So is the heart.

So then when I say things or write my thoughts down, I do not expect listeners or readers to see it or understand it the way I may want it understood. Maybe some will and that's when I consider it such a blessing and appreciate it lots. But some won't or can't or will not. Still good because I respect the differences of our respective histories and nature. People are as different as the wide range of colors in the color spectrum. That simply makes it even more interesting. We may be looking at the same thing but you may be seeing apples where I see grapes -- or maybe you see some good where I can see only utter bad, and vice versa.

But I am responsible for what I say or write. I should be careful that whatever is said or written would not in any way be detrimental to another person's personal growth or well-being. Would not detract from the beauty of his god-given nature and soul. Would not diminish his self-worth. Would give credit where credit is due. Would seek more to understand individual differences and flaws. Would not feed his fears, doubts, frustrations, or even bias. But would allow for his greater potential and possibilities to shine through and out to the world. Better yet to help clear his way or nudge him gently along the path of his life journey, by God's design.

I see every person as my brother or sister -- as equals in this common journey we are taking in life. A travel companion regardless of gender, color, culture, creed or personal history.

It is a privilege and pleasure to travel this same road with you.
Blessings to you and your loved ones.

(A yellow rose, as been said, stands as a symbol of friendship. This is for you, lovely people in Christ. May I say thank you, too, for coming by my blog page every time.)


  1. so true Ms.Ellen..I also remember it all the time..all us are created individually and all of us are unique in our own ways..we have different point of views but still we are created equally..

    I have also different commentators in my site..I am a Christian and some of them are Muslims..we may differ in religions, age, race, points of view but still we respect each other..

    I guess we just can't please everyone..and we are created to speak for our own selves, writing our own thoughts and not because to please anyone..

    passing by ms.Ellen ;) *hugs hugs*

    ***here a bunch of yellow roses from me*** ;)

  2. Your 'just passing by' always brings a smile to my face no matter the time of day or mood I could be in. Thanks, Sie. It's always appreciated. Wishing you tons of blessings from on high. :-) Take care always.

  3. Ellen,

    Read 3 posts now. I fully agree that you will find good if you look for it. We need to have positive attitude and try to inculcate in others. However this does not mean that we take nonsense from others, we need to make them understand it in a way it makes sense to them, may be even silent treatment. God is always there to listen to our prayers, but when said with sincere heart without intending harm to anyone and with no laxity in our efforts to achieve what we wish to. It is absolute truth that word have a very powerful impact, positive or negative. We should select proper words to convey our thoughts keeping in mind that we too get hurt if someone uses words wrong in our thinking. Thanks for sharing these gems.

    Take care

    PS : Your absence is felt.

  4. It's my first time to visit your blog, I saw it while browsing on Bing and found out we have the same heading. I love the quote in this post. I also adhere the idea of not drawing a line between race and color. I hope everybody would be enlighten by the idea it isn't really the problem but an offshoot of the main problem of the society. Cheers

  5. WELCOME to the blog, Fervil! Those are good words of yours. So true and correct. Have been to your interesting blog too. You have shared very good information in there. :-) Blessings to you and your family.

  6. Hi Ellen,

    Thank you very much for dropping by my site. I really appreciate the visit.

    I will regularly visit your blog too as I have been fascinated by your posts. I'll put your blog on the list of blogs that I follow.

    Wish you all the best in life, God bless you too.

  7. Jack, I always enjoy your every visit to my blog. You are missed too, my dear friend. Thanks for coming by and for your comment. I hope everything's fine at your end. Regards to the rest of the family. God bless you all. :-)

  8. I've been taking "Freedom Life Skills" classes the past few months, and taking responsibility for our words is a big deal! Words can hurt, especially since the voice inflection is not there for better understanding. Great post, Ellen! Have a Merry Christmas...

  9. Lovely to see you, Deb. :-) That looks like an interesting class. Is a post on that subject forthcoming? Would be mighty interested to read it. Thanks for your lovely visit and comment. Blessings to you and yours.

    Merry Christmas!!


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