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100 Words Replay

What if, as an experiment, whenever you opened your mouth to speak, you stopped

and thought

about the effect your words might have
about how what you say might be heard
about how you would feel in the listener’s place

I wonder.

Most of the time, even after thinking, you’d probably continue to speak. And it would be ok.

But maybe… sometimes… the thoughts you had about the words you were about to say might motivate you…

to say something kinder or gentler
less judgmental
more positive

or, to say nothing at all

I might just give it a try.

100 Words, 05/06/2008

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Virginia November 15, 2009

    Thank you. But how did you know that I blather all the time, and then think, "What an IDIOT!!" A good, gentle reminder.

  • Laurel Regan November 16, 2009

    I think it's universal, unfortunately! 🙂

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