My mother always told me if I didn’t have something nice to say… don’t say anything.
Today was one of those days I needed that reminder.
I was shopping- and those of you who know me know I hate shopping….. when I was checking out coloring books. This man asked me which one would be good…. we talked for a few minutes and then he thanked me for helping him decide. You see his sister is in a nursing home and the coloring book was for her.
After leaving the store, I began thinking – what is wrong with his sister. The uneasy feeling was replaced with… at least I helped as best I could.
I think about all the people I talk to daily, or weekly… and how many just have nothing nice to say. I have no control when it comes to others and their voice, but I can control mine.
If only everyone would listen to my mother.
If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.