On the 8th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… A filter. Like proper eating utensils, inside voices, and coats and shoes for different occasions that we don’t wear. You know those things that everyone has but don’t always use. Well, some folk don’t have a filter, my mother being the FBIs most wanted filter flicker. You know who I’m talking about, the person who points out the obvious when the obvious doesn’t need to be pointed out. Or the person who always feels the need to keep it real but comes across as just rude. Speaking your mind is one thing but do we really need to be subject to you saying any and everything on your mind? The bible, Mark Twain, even Dwight Eisenhower makes reference about being wise and holding your words and watching what you say. If eyes are windows to the soul then your speech is a good reflection of what’s going on inside. They are our audible thoughts and meditations. If you pray, when you pray, you wouldn’t just say anything any old type of way would you? Then why subject yourself to another’s words or someone else’s to something you can’t take back? Yeah yeah, we all need to stand up for ourselves, say what we feel, blah blah blah, but in the end, our words needs to be pleasing in His sight. Oh, don’t get it twisted, I can let you have it, but I’m learning to hold my tongue, with help from my friend. Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Just make sure your freedom doesn’t hurt anybody.