Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Thought for this Rainy Thursday...

If you openly acknowledge that something you are about to post (or have already posted) is going to hurt someone.... DON'T POST IT!

Sometimes we (I include myself in that we) think that we can say whatever we want to under the heading of "speaking the truth" or when it is followed with "it just HAS/HAD to be said".

So, before you spout off things that "just have to be said" because it's "the truth" consider a few things...
is what you're saying REALLY the truth?
do you personally know the situation?
will it hurt someone (directly or indirectly)?
is it spoken in love?
is it really necessary to say anything at all?

I am still working on this myself... I am an imperfect person... I know, SHOCKER! :)

3 comments:

Heather said...

I don't know who or what upset you, but I hope the person responsible sees your posting and is more careful in the future. I think that the reasons you mentioned are some of the reasons why I don't post very often. People who know me wouldn't be surprised or offended by what they could read on my blog. However, you never know who is going to read what on a blog so you should definitely keep others in mind.

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

1. I hope this isn't me. :)

2. Do you want me to beat up someone for you?

3. The reason I haven't returned the Belle & Snow White dresses is because I've been wearing them. HA!

Amanda Miles said...

You're going to have to share at some point this weekend. Just letting you know.