It’s Day 401 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I’m reminded of a song we used to sing in Sunday School that cautioned us to be careful. It was basically another version of “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. And like the well known image of the monkey covering his eyes, ears and mouth, we children would sing robustly as we pointed to each body part. The song actually covered the hands and what they do, the feet and where they go, the heart and whom you trust, and the mind and what you think as well, but the first three are my focus verses are my focus for this Be Careful post.
O be careful little eyes what you see
O careful little ears what you hear
O be careful little tongue what you say
Though these are the lyrics of a children’s song, they are so applicable for adults and women in particular. Having a vision of what we want our lives to look like is a vital vital aspect of making the vision a reality. Conversely, when we bombard our eyes with images of brutality, ruin, violence and waste, is it any wonder that our lives begin to resemble it? Likewise, when we are admonished to listen to speak to ourselves win psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19), yet we repeatedly listen to negative conversations, gossip, messages and music then can’t turn off the bad tapes playing in our minds. And our tongues? They may be the smallest part, but they often play the largest in arguing, backbiting, complaining, gossiping and tearing others down. It seems many of us have either never learned, forgotten or simply forsaken the lessons learning in church, school or our mother’s knees regarding being careful.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Swan, I try –– and often fail –– to be careful. But how I long to be more prudent! We don’t hear that word very much anymore…It has to do with being disciplined. In our society it’s easy to become desensitized by what we see and hear on various devices and screens. Also, because everything moves at such a rapid fire pace we don’t always slow down long enough to weigh our words, resulting in heavy consequences –– with our acquaintances, friends, families, significant others, co-workers, supervisors, etc. People are left feeling wounded and unloved. Conflict, discord, division and strife are the end result. I imagine God sees it and feels like we parents do when our children mess up:
For the Father up above
Is looking down in love
So be careful what you do.
Are you Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose about being careful on the home-front and in the workplace?
Be savvy & chic,
Pink Collar Coach