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100 Words x 2: Stop and Think

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, 05/21/2008

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An update for 2014 – some food for thought especially for bloggers

What if, as an experiment, whenever you prepared to share a post, you stopped

and thought

about the effect your words might have
about how what you write might be taken
about how you would feel in the reader’s place

I wonder.

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

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

to write something kinder or gentler
less judgmental
more positive

or, to write nothing at all

I might just give it a try.

What do you think?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo May 2014

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.

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