5 Tips to Speak with Love & Kindness

I used to be very sarcastic and ironic when I talked with other people. I was brought up this way and this was how we spoke in my family. Later in life I realized that it reflected negativity. When I first started to be aware of the way I was speaking I realized that I also complained a lot, too :)

Here are a few helpful tips to speak with love and kindness.

1. Before you speak, THINK. Always ask yourself: Is this True. Is this Helpful? Is this Inspiring? Is this Necessary? Is it Kind?

2. Stop complaining. Complaining has no use. When people experience a problem they seem to complain to everyone other than the person who can resolve the issue. Rather than complain, try to calm down and then go directly to the person who can improve your situation.

3. Don’t mix bad words with bad moods. We have all said something that we regret. This is why you should not mix bad moods with bad words. You can transform your mood but you can’t take back words.

4. Go out of your way to be kind. Always be kind and be polite. It makes you feel good and others feel good as well - it’s as simple as that.

5. Speak only words you wish to have engraved above the doorway to your future. The words you speak reflect who you are. We are not only a result of our thoughts but also of our words and actions.

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

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