Reading of The Day
Be Your Own Talk Meter
"Though there is no bone in the tongue,
it has frequently broken a man's head."
The abliity to speak is among our greatest gifts. But this gift can also hurt or even destroy. Have you ever said something that you quickly regretted? Most of us have. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a talk meter that analyzed our words before anyone heard them? "No, you can't say that to your 5-year-old daughter-your opinion means the world to her. Revise that a little so you can help her learn without shattering her spirit." Yes, a talk meter would be nice.
TODAY, I WILL THINK BEFORE I TALK. IF I GET ANGRY, I WILL TAKE DEEP BREATHS AND CHOOSE MY WORDS CAREFULLY.