“I have never been hurt by what I have not said.” ~Calvin Coolidge
All of us are guilty of blurting insensitive remarks or sharing information we shouldn’t — usually without realizing it. We might say something off the top of our heads without thinking how someone else might interpret it.
I can’t forget the time my elderly mother (who had a hearing problem) loudly declared in a restaurant that some people are “too fat.” (At the time, she was trying to lose weight herself.) Of course, a couple of very large people were seated at the table next to us — and I’m sure they heard my mother’s rude proclamation. I wanted to dive under the tablecloth.
It’s easy to get tangled in our own verbiage — and sometimes it takes nothing short of a public relations specialist to smooth things out. In today’s quote, we’re reminded that it’s wise to weigh our words carefully before we set them free. Or keep them to ourselves. ~CL
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