I get a lot of junk mail. It comes to my house from places I’ve never visited. It comes through my email from who knows where. I love when I receive handwritten cards in the mail, or the unexpected check, or anything related to good news. But unwelcome mail of any kind, in any form, is junk mail.
This mail, it comes offering advice of all kinds:
“Come visit us on your next vacation.”
“Try this next great weight loss secret.”
“You could win a million dollars!”
“This is the best tutoring program for your child.”
We are overwhelmed with all kinds of information, form all kinds of outlets. Everyone wants to give their opinion. Everyone wants to give advice. But I’m learning to hold my tongue, especially in these uncertain times for our nation, because, what really will it serve should I lay it all out there?
Unsolicited advice is the junk mail of life.
I don’t want to be unopened mail sitting on someone’s counter. I want to be a letter that is read with an open heart and an open mind. I want my story to be a testimony to all who read.
Linking up with Kate at the #fmfparty crew for the Five Minute Friday
This post is part of a 31 Day series entitled Embrace, where I will be sharing images, quotes and words that I hope will stir your soul. You can find each post in this series here. Together, let’s embrace every day and the beauty that each one holds.