Keep guard over thought and word

August 28, 2015 | 6 comments


“Sometimes the thoughts in my head get bored and go out for a stroll through my mouth. This is never a good thing.”

~ Attributed to Scott Westerfeld

Watch those thoughts! Be sure they are worthy of words that uplift and inspire those who hear them before they roll off the tongue and can’t be brought back.

6 thoughts on “Keep guard over thought and word”

  1. So true Evan. Good thoughts give rise to good Words. Words once uttered cannot be brought back. We need to think twice before we say anything. Loving and encouraging words can act as a balm, soothing and healing and bringing back hope and happiness. Whereas, discouraging and bitter words can create irreparable damage.

    “Watch your thoughts. They become words. Watch your words. They become deeds. Watch your deeds. They become habits. Watch your habits. They become character. Character is everything.”

    A lovely Hymn comes to thought. “Speak gently, it is better far to rule by love than fear; Speak gently, let no harsh word mar the good we may do here….Speak gently to the erring ones, They must have toiled in vain; Perchance unkindness made them so; O win them back again… Speak gently, ’tis a little thing, dropped in the heart’s deep well; the good, the joy that it may bring, eternity shall tell.”

  2. What a great way to start the day, Evan. Our words do make a big difference in how we are sharing the day. I’m not sure who said this quote, but it is true ~ One kind word can change someone’s entire day. I’ve always loved the ‘speak gently’ hymn, too, Nergish.
    Have a wonderful day, everyone!

  3. This is so important to do. A kind repute to correct a wrong leads one to be inspired to do the right thing, while a accusing rebuke causes one to defend the wrong that is being done and doesn’t solve anything. It happened today to a cherished nurse aide by another aide and she doesn’t want to work here any more. Prayer was immediately put into action to resolve this.

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