The Fast from Speaking continues… I am down to eight days left. How is it going, is the constant question I get. From the super market employees to Face Book friends to emails to church members to my hairdresser! “How is it going?” And, it sometimes comes with an expression of disbelief that I’m even doing this.
I think it’s important to understand that this is not something I took on without counting the cost. Whenever I begin to do something big, I weigh the doing of it in both directions… pros and cons. But the real deal is facing what the sacrifice will be, since we humans don’t do sacrifice very well. We’re pretty much “Me-Me-Me Creatures.”
Two weeks before I stopped speaking aloud I recall thinking not, “Can I do this,” but “HOW will I do this.” I looked for all the ways I was going to be able to continue my life but without speaking aloud. After all, I don’t live in a monastery; I live in the real world of “gimme gimme gimme.” Some sacrifices were obvious. Yet, one thing I couldn’t give up was teaching my