Communication QuickTip for Success: Watch Your Words

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. ~ Erich Fromm

Did you take the Personality Quick Quiz (see prior post)?

After I wrote it, several of us got together to see where we ‘fit. It was fun to imagine the possibilities among friends, relatives and co-workers. But we all came to one conclusion:

Watch your words.

Communication is what you do and say all the time to everyone, yourself included. What do you ‘hear’ when you speak? What ‘message’ are you giving to other people?

Some time ago, I made up my mind that only positive words would come out my mouth. I have to admit – it was hard!

I couldn’t voice that zinging response that came so easily to my tongue. I had to stop and think before I said something about someone. Sarcasm was dead. Dang!

Try it.

Really listen to what you say.

Are you a grater? A knife? Or a spatula?

Watch your words!

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto  the hearers.
~ Eph. 4:29

Fun with Words

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. ~ Franklin P. Jones

Lymph: v. to walk with a lisp

English is a funny language: that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway. ~ Author Unknown

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.  ~ Marshall Lumsden

Our language is funny – a fat chance and a slim chance are the same thing. ~ J Gustav White

Why do we say something is out of whack? What exactly is a ‘whack’?

When someone says, “A penny for your thoughts,” and you put in your two cents worth , what happened to the other penny?

A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice. ~ Bill Cosby

If a word in the dictionary were misspelled … how would we know? ~ Steven Wright

Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?

Vegetarian – an old Indian word meaning ‘lousy hunter’ ~ Andy Rooney

 

 

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