This post caught my attention because it caused me to pause and consider how often I make unkind comments and have unkind thoughts about other people. Perhaps, it is irrelevant to you guys and girls, and I applaud you for it. Now, if asked by people that I know, I am often described as kind because it is a quality that I strive to convey to those that I meet. Nevertheless, I can think of various instances where I unconsciously act contrary to the old adage “if you don’t have something good to say, don’t say anything at all.” This post encourages me to recognize those instances, and change my behavior.
As always, blessings to you, Lydia
How Speaking Only Kind Words Changed My Life
by Alison Cebulla
May 2012 I was at a party at a friend’s house and I set my purse down in the living room thinking it was a safe space. Later in the evening I discovered that someone at the party had gone through my purse and stolen $200 cash, my iPhone, and my digital camera. Rather than ask “why did this happen to me?” which is question to which there is no fulfilling answer, I thought “how can I use this experience to transform myself in some way so that I don’t feel terrible about it?”
I thought about the fact that my possessions were stolen at a party amongst trusted friends and what that symbolized for me. Was I always so good to my friends? I realized that more often than not I put down friends behind their backs with…
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