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?

Pondering existential matters in Morro Bay

Pondering existential matters in Morro Bay several days before I left California

“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,



About Cocktails With Hemingway

I'm blunt and opinionated. Virtually everything I say or do is a contradiction but I'm not a hypocrite. I never hesitate to speak my mind and never fail to leave an impression wherever I go. You love me, you hate me, but you'll never forget me.
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2 Responses to T.H.I.N.K.

  1. james hughes says:

    This is by far my favorite entry it touches on finding the true feelings and not a defensive reaction. I might as to quote you in my book on finding the best in you at the worst of times.(its a working title)

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