It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Chapter 3, Page 2, Book 11

Every Kind Word

by Anonymous

If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word that you have spoken about people, and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or in debt

When we speak of others

Our Words Have Power to Bless or to Curse.

Ill Spoken Words Change the Course of a Persons Life
Forever in the Lives of Their Family & Friends.

It Causes Doubt & Mistrust on Both Sides
& Somehow has a Way of Coming Back
on Those Who Spread the Shame...

It's Wonderful Wednesday!

To speak kindly of people is not always an easy thing to do. At my house most of the people I see are family and it's easy for me to say kind words about them. I love them and wouldn't want to hurt them in any way. Yet we all know how easy it is to do just that.
Proven Ways to Get Along Better With EVERYONE

Before you say anything to anyone, ask yourself 3 things:

Is it true?
Is it kind?
Is it necessary?

Make promises sparingly and keep them faithfully.

Never miss the opportunity to compliment or say something encouraging to someone.

Refuse to talk negatively about others; don't gossip and don't listen to gossip.

Have a forgiving view of people. Believe that most people are doing the best they can.

Keep an open mind; discuss, but don't argue. (It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable.)

Forget about counting to 10. Count to 1,000 before doing or saying anything that could make matters worse.

Let your virtues speak for themselves.

If someone criticizes you, see if there is any TRUTH to what he is saying; if so, make changes. If there is no truth to the criticism, ignore it and live so that no one will believe the negative remark.

Cultivate your sense of humor; laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Do not seek so much to be consoled, as to console; do not seek so much to be understood, as to understand; do not seek so much to be loved as to love. (St. Frances)
Author Unknown

I started thinking that Wednesdays were wonderful years ago when I was working because I knew that on Wednesday half of the work week was over. A lot of people call it OVER THE HUMP Day. Now that I'm retired that meaning no longer has much significance for me. Still it is a Wonderful day. I've got some work ahead of me building up the balance in my KINDNESS account.

I hope your Wednesday is a WONDERFUL one too!

'On Ya'-ma


jack69 said...

Thanks, I have never heard that quote by anon.

Also the entry is full of great advice.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Elizabeth said...

So true! Love this post!

Scrappy quilter said...

Again what wonderful words of wisdom. Our words are so important, aren't they. Not only with strangers, however with family as well. Too often we forget that. Hope you have a wonderful Wed. Hugs

grammy said...

Wednesdays usually prompt me to say...already...where did the week go.
Like the idea of a kindness account (o:

betty said...

our pastor was just talking about the issue of the tongue and words last weekend at church, Ma. He said those same questions you listed before opening our mouths. Very good wisdom indeed!!


Jean said...

Enjoyed your post!It has been a busy day here i finally got to