Speak kindly about others

Posted on May 15, 2018 |
Speak kindly about others

“If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?”

~ Author unknown

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

11 Comments

  1. Annepat UK
    May 15, 2018

    According to hymn no.249, “gratitude is riches, complaint is poverty”, and so I hope I have more gratitude for the kindness of people – seeing them as God’s children, than complaint, which denotes a poor attitude. Lets all have a gratitude attitude!

    Reply
    • UTA , Germany
      May 15, 2018

      very well, dear Annepad ,

      … let us have a gratitude attitude …

      Reply
  2. Uta, Germany
    May 15, 2018

    Hi dear Evan, how funny and yet thought provoking.

    I might at least have enough, but most inmportant – rich in heart and love for my neigbor –

    It is much more healthy for you and for the other if you speak kindly about others.
    Then you acknowledge the good in the other, the good he naturally expresses as God`s child!

    Think that is the tenor you mean, thank you Evan!

    Reply
  3. Nadine
    May 15, 2018

    It is honoring who you and the other person is to be kind.

    Reply
  4. Carol
    May 15, 2018

    A friend recently sent me a thank you card that had the words, “Kindness is many small gestures that together make all the difference in the world”. How true this is. Wishing you, Evan, and Everyone a happy, kind of a day. : )

    Reply
  5. grace
    May 15, 2018

    Wonderful! The art work is too!

    Reply
  6. Bevi, Sandpoint
    May 15, 2018

    What renowned Religious Leader said: “Kindness is My Religion”…???

    Reply
    • Chellie
      May 15, 2018

      Hi Bevi, Dalai Lama said “ My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

      Reply
  7. Daphne
    May 15, 2018

    Amen! “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” To talk negatively about others is to gossip, and sometimes it seems easy to fall into the trap, especially if people have been unkind or mean. But that’s not a picture of the true man, and we need to drop it and replace it with the correct view. Love gives us true wealth.!

    Reply
  8. Mary Ann
    May 15, 2018

    As Annepat said, ” Lets all have a gratitude attitude!” Thank you Evan and all.

    Reply
  9. Judith from Gresham OR
    May 16, 2018

    There is a citation that people in Optimist International say at every meeting. It is a promist to ourselves. There are about 10 wonderful promises including:

    PROMISE YOURSELF THAT NOTHING CAN DISTURB YOUR MIND.
    PROMIST YOURSELF TO GIVE EVERYTHING YOU MEET A SMILE.
    PROMISE YOURSELF TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD INSIDE THEM.

    Google this and find many other statements that fit the gratitude concepts.

    Reply

Leave a Reply