Sunday, June 24, 2012

4 rules of speaking

Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

One of my counselors....yes, one. Wrote this down for me 
about 18 months is finally sinking in.

four excellent rules of speaking
1 - before you it necessary?
2 - before you speak is what you are about to say helpful?
3 - does what you are going to say edify?
4 - is what you are going to say being said in loving kindness?

I have a long way to go with this, but slowly and by practice it is working and I like the results.

(a special thanks to Margaret and my children for putting up with my speaking the longest and also a few key others indicating I really needed a filter)

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