The Email That Never Leaves Your Outbox

I wrote an email once.  It was long and sort of detailed.  I was able to describe my feelings the best way I know how…sometimes. I talked about how I lost this and lost that; how I thought they were this or thought they were doing that.  It really was a powerful letter.  I mean, I poured my soul–what was left of it–onto my electronic paper.  My words were sharp and ready.  Was it too much?  No.  Was I letting all of it out? Sure.  I could go on and on about what I could have and should have and actually did say but, the thing of it is this:  I never sent it.  It stayed right there in my Outbox.  Sure I wanted to type the recipient’s address and send it on its way, but I didn’t.  The point I’m trying to make here is that there really are things that should be left unsaid.  There are some things that need to be carried to God and not to someone else. There are way too many things that we can never take back.  True, we can think whatever we want but, once they leave your mouth, all bets are off.  It changes everything. That’s one thing I’ve learned in these short years of my life.  When you throw those “rocks”, they don’t come back.  When you hit send, that email isn’t coming back.  Whatever you say has a one-way trip to whomever your saying it to.  You have to be careful.

Then again, you can always delete the email…

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