Friday, June 5, 2015

Nothing to Say

Sometimes words are better left unsaid. “If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all.” Like many parents, I have often told my children this.

Good Advice!

Remembering to think before we speak, and to always consider the impact of our words is a diplomatic skill to have. This quote is good advice, whether it refers to being kind or only speaking when one has something worthwhile to say.

Today, even though I generally post on Fridays, I don't have an article of any real value prepared to publish here. Instead, I will just encourage you to think about this advice ... and I will have something to say tomorrow!

Happy Friday!

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    1. There is a reason the old sayings are still around - they truly are goodies! Thanks for commenting on this post Amy!

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  2. My mother always said this and it is some of the best advice ever, Sadly, very few people adhere to it.

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    1. I think mothers with more than one children may use this phrase a lot. I remember my mom reciting it to us, when my sisters and I were bickering at each other!

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  3. Oh yes. And have you ever noticed that the people who use that dreadful phrase 'I thought you ought to know...' hadn't listened to their mothers?

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    1. Yes ... and any time a sentence is prefaced by "No offense, but ..." - you know nothing good is coming!

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  4. And I say you said plenty! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Diane. Maybe I need to remember this post - and how a lot can be said with only a few words!

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  5. This is especially true online! So many times I see comments that have no real meaning other than to tear somebody down!

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    1. I never can understand how the people who make all those negative comments have enough energy to do so Rena. I can't keep up with saying all the positive stuff that I want to!

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  6. I agree with Rena - maybe we should change it to "if you don't have anything good to type...." :)

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    1. Yes Lana or... "if you don't have anything good to say OR type...."

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