Published on 5 August 2023 at 10:45

I love words.
Writing them.
Reading them.
Researching the meaning of them.

This morning as I drink my coffee and think over some situations in my life, I looked up the meanings of 2 words.

𝗼𝗳” 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 “𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁” 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗯𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴.

I can speak 𝗼𝗳 those things that I possess - whether items, or beliefs.
I can speak 𝗼𝗳 those things that I witnessed, heard and seen for myself.
I can speak 𝗼𝗳 MY life.

I can talk 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 others - in a positive, or negative, light.
I can talk 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 events, situations, circumstances, that while I may have heard 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 them - I was not there to be a part 𝗼𝗳 them.
I can talk 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 anything. Whether I know, and speak, the truth or not.

There is a difference.

I can speak 𝗼𝗳 what is true in my life.
I can talk 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 what may, or may not, be true in other’s lives.

Thinking over the differences in meaning - I want to consider also what I believe that I hear from others.
Is it what they can honestly speak 𝗼𝗳?
Or just what they are talking 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁?

There are those in my life that are talking a lot 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 me - when they have no possessive knowledge to speak 𝗼𝗳 me or my life.
While I cannot control them and their words - I can control mine.

May I be more aware of whether I am speaking 𝗼𝗳 or talking 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁.
May I NEVER be the cause of someone having these thoughts over their morning coffee.

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