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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


What should we say?  What should we leave unsaid?

We all struggle with what or what not to "put on the table."  

We all know folks who feel a deep obligation to state openly and often their opinions, their beliefs, their objections, and their positions.  We also all know those who never share their thoughts with us, for one reason or another.

Consider this as a possible criterion for whether or not to share our thoughts:  If our words will have the effect of lifting others up, strengthening relationships, improving circumstances, then by all means speak up!

If, on the other hand, the likely impact of our considered words will be the diminishmeent of others, the damaging of relationships, or the worsening of conditions, then perhaps we're all better off if we just keep our thoughts to ourselves.

The unsaid is often much more powerful (and helpful) than the said.

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