is a matter of infinite hope.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Discernment…is that the same as judgement? We have all been given the gift of discernment so we can make decisions, but at what point is discerning judging; and are these synonyms actually a good substitute for each other? Although the definitions of the two are similar, I’ve found there is actually a substantial difference in the application. It is important that we discern between right and wrong and make decisions that help us continue to progress and become better; however, judgements are sometimes better reserved than expressed. Judgements are typically directed toward ourselves or others and are what we often use to categorize or compartmentalize people or ideas in our minds. The problem with judgements is that they are often rash and we eternally sentence a person or idea to the prison of our mental compartments without a fair trial. (Continue reading below…)
| Necklace: c/o Noonday Collection | Jumpsuit: H&M | Booties: Pink Blush | Coat: Betsey Johnson (sold out-a different Betsey coat on sale here) | Plush Lined Tights: Nordstrom Rack |
We all know we should not judge others, but we also know we need to discern what is right. I think we often get the two confused and are not sure where to draw the line between discerning and judging. The difference between these words is not easily definable, and perhaps the application should be vary for each person. In my experience, it is necessary to discern what helps and hinders our life’s progress, however, it is important to reserve judgement on others. While we need to discern to make wise decisions, we should not judge or alienate others because we do not agree with them on everything. It is imperative that we learn the difference between the two so that our judgements are not what hold us, or others back from positive progression.
Decisions may temporarily shape someone’s life, but people can change (for better or for worse) as they continue to make decisions and often no longer belong in the mental cell block you have condemned them to.
Discern to make personal choices, but do not judge others on theirs.
Tips for Wearing Rompers in Winter:
1. I prefer jumpsuits and rompers in darker colors during the winter (with the exception of gold and some other metallics for the holidays). Bright, bold colors in a jumpsuit just scream spring and summer to me.
2. If the jumpsuit/romper is shorter, save your legs by wearing plush lined opaque tights. These tights are thick like leggings, but since they are tights they do not bunch around the knee and cut off at the ankle like leggings do (personally I feel like leggings shouldn’t be worn with rompers or dresses, but tights seem to pair more nicely).
3. Make sure it has length either on the legs or the arms. If the jumpsuit does not have sleeves and you need to wear it with a blazer or cardigan, make sure it has length in the legs or vice versa so you aren’t worry about trying to find a bunch of ways to cover up both areas of your body.
4. If you’re wearing a shorter jumpsuit, wear with boots or booties to give it more of a winter feel.
That’s all for today, goodnight readers!