Good morning everyone,
I’ve no idea who said this, and I found it among a general list of amusing quotations, but it has a serious theme too.
We’ve all done it, haven’t we? Often in the heat of the moment said something cruel, or just picked the wrong words that have given a wrong impression or an unwanted opinion.
I think there’s a great case for that old ‘count to twenty’ tip. The most cruel things are said in arguments when both sides want to wound and frequently do. But when the heat dies down, a world of regret arises.
It takes only a moment to say or write damaging words. And it can take a complete lifetime to heal the hurt they cause. Some wounds are never healed. Is it worth it?
My own father left home following a bitter argument with his father, and was never reconciled with his family, so I deeply appreciate the deep pain that the wrong words can cause.
“Some things are better left unsaid.
Which I generally realise right after I said them.” -Anon-
Enjoy your day today. The sun’s shining, so I’m going to try to appreciate the many blessings of life and be determined to remain cheerful. Take care everyone.
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