When To Talk and When To Be Quiet

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Words are so important. Not only the ones you choose to use but also the tone in which you say them. Use them to show kindness and build others up. Let compassion and support and love shine through your voice. I have to remind myself of this often. My voice is quick to show anger. Sometimes I need to take a few deep breaths until the feelings pass and my words can be gentle. Sometimes I need to make the choice to not say anything at all. Ask yourself these questions. Is what I’m about to say going to be insulting or confrontational for the person listening? Is what I’m about to say going to show support for the person who is pleading for it? Do I need to say anything at all? Will what I’m about to say damage my relationship? Maybe we should do a lot more thinking and a little less speaking.

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