I just saw a fascinating poster on Facebook. It said, "Before you speak, THINK.
"T: Is it true?
"H: Is it helpful?
"I: Is it inspiring?
"N: Is it necessary?
"K: Is it kind?"
Oh, my, this really is good. Perhaps each one of us should post it on our bathroom mirror. I know I surely could use it as a reminder. I start each day with good intentions. Then I hear the news. Or something disturbing happens in my life or in the life of someone I love. Or someone else takes the conversation for a negative turn—and off I go. My positive thoughts go out the window. Woops, there I go again.
Thankfully, there is forgiveness and there is grace. But I would be even better off if I could stop and THINK before speaking. How about you?