Think Before You Speak –
We’ve all heard the good advice to think before we speak so that we say what we mean and express ourselves well. This came to me this week, and I think it’s worth remembering.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before speaking, especially when it’s something really important and particularly at times when you may be upset and angry. Sometimes it’s best to say nothing until you calm down, and then when you do finally speak, consider this:
T – is it truthful?
H – is it helpful?
I – is it important?
N – is it necessary?
K – is it kind?
Once words are said you can’t take them back. Let’s make our words kind and let’s make our words count.