Words have power, the power to build up or tear down. As a writer, I try to choose my words carefully.
It’s easier to see them on paper. Many times words have stumbled out of my mouth before I gave much thought to what I was saying. Afterwards, I would agonize in regret wishing I could gather them back.
But words aren’t like that. Once they’ve been spoken, they linger… sometimes, FOREVER!
That’s why we should be so careful with what we say.
How to Avoid LLS:
- Instead of focusing on the negative, find something positive in every situation.
- Instead of complaining, find one thing, then another, and another to be thankful for.
- Realize that everyone has a weakness, (yourself included), give them a break. A little mercy and grace go a long way and you’ll appreciate the next time someone does the same for you.
- When people are just down right mean, find humor in it, (without laughing in their face).
- Fill yourself up with good words before you get out the door or come in contact with another human. (My Bible is my source and I also listen to Joyce Meyers every morning as I get ready for work)
- Place a few quotes around your home and memorize them. What goes in always finds its way out. Make sure it’s good stuff.
- When you do say something you shouldn’t, be quick to apologize!