On Second Thought…

On Second Thought…

Most of us have heard, or either stated, those words. It is usually after having given a bit more consideration to something asked of us. All too often, at least for me, the first comment out of my mouth may not be the best statement I could make. You know, the “off the top of my head”, comment.

However, it is the second comment, or the one that has been run through our filter, that is usually the most telling as to what we truly think, and who we really are.

Take inventory over the next 48 hours to watch and listen to how you respond, when asked a question or, maybe equally important, when you see something or someone that provokes your opinion. What is the second thought?

Is it one of acceptance or criticism? Do you give room for possible factors, unknown to you, that should be considered? Or, do you make a hasty judgment, and feel justified?

In such a time as this, when our nation is being pulled in many directions, let us consider that the first thought that we think may not be the best, nor might it be one that gives room for understanding of issues that are real for the other person.

What thoughts do these images provoke for you?


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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