Being Real: Interrupter + Salt & Light #36



I’m a southern girl, from two large families where people have a lot to say, all in loud voices and if you want to get a word in edgewise sometimes you kinda have to interrupt each other. Yet, for the most part no one gets upset, because we all do it. I never really thought about being an interrupter, it’s just always been a way of life.

Being Real: Interrupter

After being out of the south for almost a decade, I’ve seen many differences in the way of life here in Maine. One difference is that being talkative and “talking over each other” is often seen as rude and unacceptable.

Trying to learn to change this part of my personality has not been easy, it takes a lot of attention, biting your tongue when you are really excited to say something and remembering that listening is an important part of any relationship.

In my times of reflection I’ve come to realize that when I interrupt it can come across that what someone else has to say is not important to me and that my thoughts are the only ones that matter. This is not how I feel, but it is how I believe it often comes across.

Being seen as an interrupter is a great way to miss out on friendships. It is also harmful to a marriage, where it is essential to have both spouses be able to discuss their sides and points of view. In parenting as children get older it’s important for them to be able to talk to Mom and Dad, but if we’re prone to interrupt them then they’ll learn to just keep things to themselves.

If you’re unsure if you’re an interrupter, take time in your next conversation to really pay attention to the other person and how many times you feel the need to jump in, but make sure you stop yourself. You can also simply ask your family or a close friend to honestly tell you if they see you as an interrupter.

Learning to change how you converse with others is not an easy task to take on, but it is important to do so to build strong and lasting relationships.

 

 

I’m thrilled to be teaming up with some of my favorite girls online as a new co-host to a Monday link up here at Beautiful Ashes.

 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.

 

“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” ~Matthew 5:13-16

More specifically, how are we as blogging mommies, wives, and women, being salt and light towards others online?

Here is your chance to generously sprinkle some salt and shine a light: a link up where you share a post that you enjoyed recently from someone else’s blog or website.

 

Salt & Light Link up  {Rays of Grace & Joy}
 
 

Be the Salt & the Light to the world this week and share:

  • Faith in Jesus – What inspired your faith walk with Jesus
  • Marriage – What touched your heart for your spouse
  • Singleness – What has inspired you to reach out to God
  • Mothering – What encouraged you to be the best mom you can be this week
  • Health –  A new recipe that you hope to bless your family with, or health tip that will benefit your family
  • Service –  A story of service that touched you
  • Finances – A tip that will serve your family well 
  • Homemaking – Inspiration to make your home a haven for your husband, kids, and guests
  • Time – Share a story that opened your eyes to the use of time in our life
  • Beauty – A reminder of what beauty really is in a world that tries so hard to 

 

This is only a list to get you started as you search for posts that touch you to share with others. Honestly, any online article you’ve read that touched you is perfect for this link up.  We all know that there are great writers on the internet that others just haven’t discovered, use this opportunity to the light shining on some wonderful writer. 
 
Once you’ve found a great article, link it up below and then leave a comment or send an email to the article’s author and let him or her know you’ve shared.  Who knows how such a small act of kindness will impact them. 
 

And of course, if you have written an encouraging post you would like to add to the link up, go ahead link up a second, personal post.  

Weekly Feature:


Bridget, Mandy, Marissa and I are picking our own favorites each week to feature, so make sure to check out both of our sites to see if you were featured.  My favorite this week is Victim or Survivor?” by Michelle at Found.

 

Your Chance to be Salt & Light

More specifically, how are we as blogging mommies, wives, women, being salt & light towards others online?


Here is your chance to generously sprinkle some salt and shine a light: a link up where you share a post that you enjoyed recently from someone else’s blog or website. 

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.

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Being Real: Interrupter + Salt & Light #36 — 15 Comments

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  2. Hi Misty…while I’m not a southern girl I am a city-born-and-bred girl and I can sooooo relate to your first paragraph!! Thanks for a post full of great points worth remembering. And thanks for the link-up. Hope all is well with you.

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  4. Great post! I relate completely! My family has an Italian background so it is normal to just talk louder and faster when you are passionate! I’ve had to learn to be careful about not interrupting others when I get excited! :)

    • Yes! It is crazy hard isn’t it?! Slowing down while I’m sharing my excitement with others is NOT easy! LOL! :) Blessings Rebekah!

  5. I don’t think I realized for a long time that I was an interrupter. When my extended family gets together, we all talk over each other, yet somehow still hear everything too. (We’re from the south.) :) But now that I’m more aware of it, I’m sometimes appalled at myself for how frequently I can cut someone off. Thanks for the reminder today to pay more attention to that. I’m about to head to lunch with my sister and a friend, and I’ll try to do better to listen and not interrupt!

    • I hope you had a lovely lunch! It is appalling sometimes when I catch myself too! I try to remind myself that God gave me two ears and one mouth, so I need to listen more than I speak! Blessings Lisa!

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