Chose words wisely
A farmer insulted his neighbor. Realizing his mistake, he went to the preacher to ask for forgiveness.
The preacher told him to take a bag of feathers and drop them in the center of town. The farmer did as he was told. Then the preacher asked him to go and collect the feathers and put them back in the bag. The farmer tried but couldn’t as the feathers had all blown away.
When he returned with the empty bag, the preacher said, “The same thing is true about your words. You dropped them rather easily but you cannot retrieve them, so be very careful in choosing your words.”
Insults and harsh words, spoken in anger, always leave a mark on those who speak them and those who hear them, too. This often leads to more anger and more harsh words. Life is too short to be negative – negative thoughts and words consume massive amounts of energy. Use your energy in a positive manner – Build people up, we all do a good enough job of tearing ourselves down.
Remember: Harsh words can harden hearts that are softer than silk, but soft words can soften the hearts that are harder than rock… so choose your words carefully!
Be thankful for your allotment in an imperfect world. Though better circumstances can be imagined, far worse are nearer misses than you probably care to realize. ―Richelle E. Goodrich
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Thanks for the share, WK!