Thursday, February 26, 2009

And now a word about the tongue

I've done it more times than I like to admit.... I've said just the "perfect" thing at the perfect time to "zing" my husband or kids (or others) and wound them terribly with my words. When will I learn?

We have a stuffed animal "Thumper" (you know, from "Bambi") who has a few phrases he says when you press his paw. My favorite is:
"As my daddy alwasy says, 'if you can't say sumthin' nice.... don't say nuthin' at all'"

How much happier our jobs, schools, *cough* churches, and families would be if we/I followed this simple wisdom.

Another great one is this from Elisabeth Elliot: "When thinking of saying something keep these three things in mind; 1) Is is true? 2) Is is kind? 3) Is it necessary?

I hope I learn this someday.

P.S. Check out Jim's latest blog post. "This is a Football"


Maureen said...

I can usually get past #1 and's that darn #2 that's a stickler.

Alida said...

My kids heard Thumper's quote on a regular basis!! LOL