Speak and Act Wisely

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From personal experience, I know there are days where everything seems to go wrong.  On those days, it’s so tempting to project our frustrations to others.  I have learned not to let life’s hurdles change my caring nature.

Have you ever had those days, where negativity seems to rank high, and we tend to strike back either verbally or in some other way to anyone who crosses our path?  Let’s remind ourselves that we are bigger than any challenge.  Although it can be difficult, let’s make an effort to remain kind and positive.  We can take a walk or take a deep breath to let that negative energy dissipate. 

We must always try to say the right thing and hold off any unforgiving word that we might regret.  Regardless our state, try to make every encounter meaningful and always behave lovingly. If we did not like the way someone treated us earlier, do not repeat the scenario.

If we are annoyed or upset, remind ourselves that we can still try to be good to others.  Whatever we are going through will pass and we don’t have to behave the same way as the person who causes use pain earlier.   We must resist the temptation to be unkind.  We must always speak and act wisely.

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51 COMMENTS

  1. I am so grateful you wrote this today. It’s definitely been one of those weeks for me and I have been working on curbing my voice so it doesn’t harm others. Not always easy but it’s good to have reminds to be kind.

    • It can be hard, Krystal, I have to remind myself, to take a deep breath, and sometimes, just walk away to keep calm and remain positive.

  2. Keeping the negativity at bay can be so difficult some days but reflecting on all the good and positive things helps to change my mindset and let me see the positives again.

  3. Hi MarjieMare, what a great outlook on life. The realization that “this too shall pass” is powerful. Having a positive outlook, and perspective, even when times are tough is hard, really puts everything into perspective.

  4. This is something that I have to remind myself of everyday. With 3 very small kids, I’m constantly being pulled in many directions. Frustration usually creeps in by mid afternoon. Then I feel like the kids are unruly, but in reality its my own mindset coloring everything around me.

  5. I have days like this. Days that I feel stressed and end up taking it out on my boys which is so unfair. I have been actively trying to remember they are little and my frustrations aren’t with them so they shouldn’t feel the brunt of it.

  6. I was just talking to my boss about this. We have a few people are are constantly negative Nancys and it’s hurting the whole staff. I’m going to share this post with my boss!

  7. I needed this reminder to not let any negativity become bigger than me. In situations I always try think and speak positively, that definitely helps keep the negative feelings away. In times when I do have a negative attitude, I try to make sure I think before speaking and acting, because sometimes things can’t be undone. Thanks for this encouragement!

  8. I can totally relate to this post. I must admit, there have been times that I get so upset I have said some hurting words to people who have nothing to do with the issue at all. I have learned to hold back now. I do not let my frustrations get the best of me.

  9. I needed this today! In fact, I think I need this constant reminder DAILY. If we could all realize everyone is going through SOMETHING, the world would be at a better place.

  10. Such wise advice. This past Monday was a HORRID day – nothing was going right, and most of it there was no “one person” to blame – I felt just terrible. But I took a walk to the grocery store, instead of driving, and that really helped to clear my head a bit.

  11. whatever we are going through, will eventually pass… that is so true and keep our voice of reason loud and clear and calm at all times does help.. thank you for your post

  12. I can totally relate. Mostly with people lashing out at me because they are unhappy or whatever negative things are going on in their lives. Once in a while I feel myself get snappy, usually when I am feeling really sick or have a terrible migraine. It’s hard to be patient all the time, but I am working on it.

  13. This post is filled with good reminders. At my office it can sometimes feel very challenging to hold my tongue because of the clashing of personalities, but so far so good. At least in those moments when I know I’m not capable of being kind, I can turn inwards to let the negative feelings dissipate.

  14. This is all so true and wise words to remember and follow. We never know what someone else is going through, so we always need to treat others with kindness.

  15. The title of your blog is so attractive. I have been through rough days and then there were so many negative thoughts were in my mind. Your post reminded me of that time. But now if I face this kind of situtation I try to be positive.

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