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"