{Project 52} Mind Your Words

Project 52 Stay Awake Mind Your Words
Photo Credit: Demi-Brooke

This is Week 13 of {Project 52} Stay Awake. You are welcome to join in anytime during this year-long mindful living photo project. please upload your photos to our Project 52: Stay Awake Flickr group so we can see what an Awake life means for you. And, if you also use Instagram please use the hashtag #awakeproject13. You are also welcome to write a blog post in response to any of these prompts and link it below!

Imagine for a second a day without mean words.

Imagine if you only heard the positive.

Imagine if you only spoke love.

Mind Your Words

Question of the Day: When was the last time you said something you wish you hadn’t?

Being mindful is more than just living in the present.

It’s about doing no harm.

To your family.

To yourself.

To those around you wherever you go.

So when you’re in the car, driving, mind your words about the other drivers.

Or when you aren’t happy with someone for one reason or another, mind your words with how you respond.

When someone you love has made a mistake — big or small — respond with loving words.

Be careful when you talk about yourself, too. That’s how our babies grow up to talk bad about themselves.

And, mind what you are letting them hear from others, too. On the radio, the TV or in a movie.

Watch what you are saying to your children and to yourself

Being Awesomely Awake means also being intentional about our roles as parents and role models.

Because, if you haven’t figured it out by now, our children are listening. They hear every word. They internalize every criticism. They learn to judge and complain and speak negatively — from us.

It’s not always easy, but being mindful about what goes out of our mouths and into the ears and hearts of others is a pretty big deal.

This week, your Project 52 challenge is simply to watch what you say. Be aware of your words and their impact. Listen more, speak less. Don’t say hurtful things. Speak Love. Embody peace. Try for just one day not to complain about anything — even the biggest injustice in the world. Negativity breeds negativity.

Beryl 4{Photo Tip from Beryl}: Write a note of love this week. Could be a love letter, a phrase, or a word that speaks love to you. Are you brave enough to share your love note in a photo this week? If not, how about you come up with a creative way to represent your love note in a photo instead. Show us what love means to you.


4 Responses to {Project 52} Mind Your Words

  1. I just read your 6 ways to a Peaceful Home and I’m already feeling the calm setting in. You have such a great way of pointing out the SIMPLE and understandable things we, as mamas, need to hear. Thank you! This is just what I needed today. I love that you spread your insights and joy around the bloggy world to so many others.

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