Ever experience a “Bushusuru” moment?

In 1992, while still enjoying a bump in the national opinion polls from his success in Desert Storm, President George Herbert Walker Bush took to the international stage. His much anticipated, and widely celebrated, trip to Japan was intended to highlight his diplomatic prowess and world-wide popularity. During a televised state dinner with Japan’s Prime Minister, President Bush became very ill and vomited all over the Prime Minister after which he collapsed to the floor. As it turns out, he quickly recovered from his ailment and completed the meal. However, a new slang word became popular in Japan which describes vomiting on someone called “Bushusuru.” Simply put, it means “to do the Bush thing.” I suppose it goes without saying, but who would want to be known as one who “does the Bush thing” and vomits all over other people?
I’m sure you have a few people like this in your lives. They are the people who bottle up feelings and emotions only to release them at will all over you. They feel entitled as though they have a “right” to speak their mind whether it soils the hearts of others, or not. But what if “they” becomes “me” and I end up doing the same thing? What does the Bible instruct our hearts to do with spiritual illness and immaturity that results in “Bushuru” moments?
A happy life results from developing the ability to “bite your tongue.” “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies” (1 Peter 3:10, NLT).
Learning to say the right thing at the right time arises out of gracious, or grace-filled, conversation. “Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone” (Colossians 4:6, NLT).
Cautious, even deliberate, communication is an encouragement to others, not a detriment. “Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them” (Ephesians 4:29, NLT).
Develop the “class” to “shut up every chance you get! “Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut” (Proverbs 10:19, NLT). Limit your conversations to few words. You don’t have to share everything you know, after-all. “A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent” (Proverbs 17:27-28, NLT).
In the end, a conscientious soul owns his own junk without dumping it on others. We don’t have the “right” to throw up all over the people in our lives. Conversely, we have the responsibility to control what we say making certain that what comes out of our mouths is uplifting, and never discouraging. “If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless” (James 1:26, NLT).