Several days ago I posted a status message on Facebook expressing remorse about things I said to one of my best friends out of anger. Those instances where our mouth works before our mind can cause irreparable damage. Words can be unspeakably cruel and inflict more pain than any physical action. Someone reminded me to T.H.I.N.K., a concept I’d first heard from April, a church friend. I encourage all of you to slow down and ensure your thinking cap is planted firmly upon your head.
Did you T.H.I.N.K. before you speak?
T = is it thoughtful?
H = is it harmful?
I = is it intelligent?
N = is it necessary?
K = is it kind?
“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
~ Mother Theresa
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,