Does It Really Need To Be Said
Most men, atleast those not in politics tend to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves. I have a friend named Anthony, we could drive across country without more then fifty words being spoken the entire trip. Whereas a trip to the food lion with my wife will bring on about two thousand words with me hearing only about fifty of them. I’m not about to write about the different sexes and how much they talk but about what really needs to be said. I ask Anthony at one point about five years ago why he says so little ,he gave me a profound reply. He usually does, I mean when this guy speaks I listen because his words are so few. He said ” I live by some very basic rules, first,does it need to be said? Does it need to be said by me? And does it need to be said by me at this very moment? I think about these things before I speak and I found I have a lot less to say.” By the way,if you knew Anthony this could be the Gettysburg Address he probably didnt speak for another three days after that answer. I was awestruck , I started running his words over in my head and thought about how many things I say and how often I use my tongue to convey positive messages. I’m not nearly as quiet as my friend but much less verbal then my wife, if I walk in on two people discussing a third person who isn’t present I don’t join in, if its negative I don’t join in. I like community and fellowship but not tearing people down. I’m in no way perfect but I try to speak positivity and say things about people I’d like them to say about me. As we start the new week I ask you to think about the things you say and wether it it really needs to be said. Happy Monday !