I often see the following added on one or so Face Book posts now and again… “No Words.” And, each time I’ve seen it, I’ve wonder, “If you had no words, why are you telling us you have none? Just say nothing at all.” Then one day I found myself posting the same thing… I read a column that was shared by a friend and what did I say? “No words.” And, as I hit Enter, it occurred to me that I had just said the thing I thought was unthinkable. Why did I do that?
Why indeed. Did I need to make a statement in spite of myself? Was I feeling needy in some nondescript way? Did I just want to type something (I am a pianist… Maybe that was it!). I couldn’t understand myself. Often, I think we all say things, when saying nothing is really more appropriate. And then, a remark grabs us by our heart or just pushes our buttons.
I had that happen recently and what I’ve usually done is to say nothing, or try to find a positive spin. And when that No Words moment came yet again, the spin I chose was good for others […]