This is my Two Shoes Tuesday post.
The prompts for this week are over and always.
I am a quiet person and always have been.
But my spirit has not always been quiet.
When I was a child I had a temper and it flared often.
I learned to control it when I was a teenager.
It was then I realized anger had other outlets.
My anger was quiet…rarely loud.
But it was mean and spiteful.
I hurt many people.
I hurt myself.
People who didn’t know me then…and some who did…
don’t believe me when I tell them I was a hellion extraordinaire.
They just always see me as this quiet person and think that’s who I was always.
But you can be rebellious, angry, bitter, hateful, unkind, just bad
without being loud or boisterous.
You can be quietly sugar sweet and be the most ugly of persons.
I know this because that was me for a long time.
Life was hell.
No other way to put it.
Then one day all that was over and done.
I was given a great gift…a gentle and quiet spirit.
I did nothing to deserve it, I didn’t ask for it, didn’t expect it.
It was simply given.
I am, and will always be, thankful that God waited for me,
forgave me, and welcomed me into the family.
The past is over forever and always.