Think Before You Speak

Before you say anything to anyone think before you say it. Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

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We are all guilty of gossip. We like to know what’s going on in other people’s lives and we like to talk about it. We especially like to discuss anything that appears to be scandalous or unexpected. We whisper amongst ourselves speculating and forming scenarios in our overactive imaginations. Whether our view of what’s going on is accurate doesn’t seem to really matter. We spread rumours and talk until something new catches our attention and the subject of our gossip is left devastated and broken.

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We don’t think about the impact of our words. We hurt people perhaps without meaning to but we hurt them nonetheless. Wouldn’t we feel better about ourselves if we made other people feel better about themselves? Wouldn’t we be happier if we brought people joy instead of tears? Wouldn’t we feel pride in lifting people up instead of tearing them down?

Next time you have an opportunity to choose between gossiping or leaving the conversation, make the Pretty, Plus and Proud choice and think before you speak. Speak the truth. Speak if it’s necessary. Speak if it’s kind or don’t speak at all.

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13 thoughts on “Think Before You Speak

  1. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 Now I ASK YOU!!! ALL; is This Compound and Complete rather than SomeThing or The Other Like ‘Tough Love’ and ‘Cruel To Be Kind’ et al 🤔 ?

    …💛💚💙…

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  2. Mentalhealthandmusicals says:

    I’m one of those people who is pretty upfront and prefers honesty, but I’m also very kind and empathetic. Most people that label themselves as ‘brutally honest’ actually mean they’ll say hurtful things with no consideration of how that’s going to affect things simply because it’s popped into their head.

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  3. Yernasia Quorelios says:

    💜 I Was “Brutally Honest” and Denied I Was Doing AnyThing Wrong; basically I Was THOUGHTLESS!!! EveryOne…so I Took TimeOut to Examine MySelf and My Family of Origin, http://www.ericberne.com greatly assisted, then realised I didn’t have to behave like My Family and Quit Doing So by Admitting, Acknowledging and Addressing My MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues) from My Conditioned UpBringing…so, as a USE (Ultra Sensitive Empath), NOW!!! I AM a Heck of a Lot More THOUGHTFUL!!! about How To Deliver Difficult Messages Sensitively and Strategically (e.g. Third Parties Involved for Objectivity) without LOSING!!! The Essence of The Message by Sugar Coating then Getting Resentful which is WORSE!!! than The Guilt about Being “Brutally Honest” and I Can Guarantee that Resentment Lasts a Lot Longer than Guilt EveryOne

    …💛💚💙…

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    • Yernasia Quorelios says:

      💜 ALL of which Raises The Perplexing Problem of Being “Brutally Honest” without Intending To Be Brutal; The ‘I didn’t mean to hurt you; I was only Trying To Help and I Got ANGRY!!!’ syndrome; so, ALL THOUGHTS!!! Welcome EveryOne, please 🤔 ?

      …💛💚💙…

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      • Yernasia Quorelios says:

        💜 My View on Perception of Destructive or Constructive Criticism is that it’s a Matter of Perspective; take Sport for example, Any Coach Worth Their Salt will Take In To Account that, while The Sport is the Common Factor in The Team, there ARE Many Different Personalities and Perspectives in The Team that NEED!!! To Be Coached for The Benefit of The Team

        …💛💚💙…

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      • Yernasia Quorelios says:

        💜 ….and Thank YOU!!! for YOUR!!! Kind Words, YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene

        …💛💚💙…

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      • Yernasia Quorelios says:

        💜 ….and Thank YOU!!! for YOUR!!! Kind Words, YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene

        …💛💚💙…

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      • Yernasia Quorelios says:

        💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome SupaSoulSis; it’s a Pleasure to Share and Serve, Stay Strong and Serene

        …💛💚💙…

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