I was on the phone with a friend the other day and we were sharing a couple of experiences we’ve been having lately that involved hard conversations with loved ones. Hard conversations are tough enough as it is, but it sure gets worse if you aren’t “controlling your temper” or “speaking out with words of love and peace, appreciation and respect” am I right? It made me realize that each response, each question, each statement, each story… each word that comes out of my mouth will either leave myself and the other person feeling something positive or feeling something negative.
I just LOVE this quote I came across from President Gordon B. Hinckley and it has become my daily inspiration. We all want to feel validated, understood, loved, appreciated and uplifted and words have the power to make us feel all those things… or sadly, the complete opposite. We all know how awful it can be to feel that way and I hate to think that something I may have said or the way I may have said it would cause those feelings in someone else. I realize that it is something I have to work on and pray about every day but it truly does bring peace and happiness.
Sorry for the ramblings but wanted to share some thoughts on this great reminder to do a greater good!