It Matters How You Speak

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Raise your words not your voice

It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ~ Unknown

Since it’s Monday AND time for Rabbit Rabbit click HERE if you don’t know what I’m talking about and never heard of the 1st of the month tradition, I thought I’d give us all a good reminder for the week.  It includes speaking to yourself as well as how you speak to others.

Have you ever noticed the way in which a sentence’s meaning can be changed simply by the tone of voice?

Repeat after me:

I love you. (simply said without changes in tone or cadence)

I love you. (emphasis on I)

I LOVE you. (emphasis on Love)

I love YOU. (emphasis on You)

I love you? (emphasis on question?)

I…love…you

Which do you prefer?

Speak kindly.  Be honest.  Raise others up by what you say and how you say it.

Use your words to help, not to hurt.  If you don’t have anything nice to say, stay quiet please.

Watch how your life transforms when you notice and speak positively.

Shine On!

xo

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21 thoughts on “It Matters How You Speak

  1. I love that you included how we speak to ourselves! I never realized how horrible my self talk was until I really listened. It is a habit that is easy to develop and not so easy to notice. Thanks for a beautiful reminder! ❤ ❤

  2. Love the quote and sometimes I fall short when my kids don’t listen. But I know it never gets me closer to what I wanted and I always get better results if I am calm and take my time. A sense of humour is golden when it comes to kids and being able to say I am sorry if I lose my temper. Lovely post. Kath

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