Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wise Speech

Before you speak, think -
Is it necessary?
Is it true?
Is it kind?
Will it hurt anyone?
Will it improve on the silence...

~Sri Sathya Sair Baba~

14 comments:

FlowerLady said...

Great post with a lovely picture.

Thanks for the reminder of wisely speaking.

FlowerLady

Aisling said...

Words to live by, for sure.

the wild magnolia said...

I have always loved this quote but had not thought of it for some time now.

Thank you for bringing these words to us again.

Love the painting! My daughter has just finished one for me, done with colored pencils, and it is similar to this. Maybe I will have a camera soon and be able to share.

We are having a little cold snap, in the low forties, brr...:)

Blessings!

shannon said...

This shall be my mantra today:)

Beverly said...

Like the picture...and the thoughts.

One Woman's Journey said...

FlowerLady, Aisling, Sandra, Shannon an Beverly, thanks for visiting. The snow is melting :)

One Woman's Journey said...

The print - is a poster dated 1984 that was my son's...

Sky said...

:) great header, too!

LauraX said...

Oh how I adore the intention of this quote. Silence has so much to reveal, and each word we utter has the potential to harm or heal...waiting, choosing carefully is often the greatest gift of kindness we have to offer another human being, and ourselves as well.

Thank you for checking in on me. Each kind word you share, is indeed a comfort.

One Woman's Journey said...

Sky and Laura, thanks for checking in. Snow is melting - Spring is on the way :)

mermaid said...

It is such a precious gift, this thing we call speech. It can also be a deadly weapon. Thank you for the wise reminder.

mermaid said...

Forgot to wish you a wonderful Valentine's Day.

One Woman's Journey said...

Kaveri, thank you...

Sharon said...

Important questions to ask. I often serve my loved ones best by saying nothing at all but simply listening instead.