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Six Sentences From Atop My Soapbox

 ~KINDNESS~
"Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible." - Dalai Lama
 
A few kind words... we all know what a difference they can make.  The sad reality is that cruel words which are spoken to us also remain engraved on our hearts. Regardless of what the old adage says, words can and do hurt. I used to be a master at using them as weapons, lashing out was my way of responding to criticism, misunderstanding, and being hurt myself.  How I wish I could take back some of those harsh words that were spoken, but we cannot. That's why it is so very important that we learn to filter our words and actions, and always choose to say and do things in the spirit of being kind.
 
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7 comments:

  1. Kind words can cancel out hurtful words.

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  2. It's a sad reality that harsh words have a more meaningful impact than kind words. We are all too ready to believe the worst about ourselves and all to reluctant to believe the best. Except me, when someone insults me I just assume it's jealousy.

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  3. It does take a lot more kind words to make up for the hurtful ones, though.

    It's a good reminder to think before speaking.

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  4. It is hard to believe you EVER using harsh words with anyone, but you know what? It makes you the sweet person you are now. Knowing where you've been makes you better for it today.

    Great reminder.

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  5. Josie - Like you, I wish I could take back words spoken in anger and hatred, especially with Roscoe. Being a scorpio and also an alcoholic, I can be worse than cruel. Some of the things I've said to him --- I'm not sure I'll ever forgive myself. I appreciate your post today, as it's a poignant reminder of how I ***want*** to be going forward. Loves you xoxo

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  6. Yup that's true! Great K word! : )

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  7. Lovely word from K josie. The world can do with a little more kindness and kind words.

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