"Once it [a spoken word] flies out, you can't catch it ." -Russian proverb
We've said many mean words. Our words most often hurt the people we love. We can never really take back those words. But we're learning now to speak with care. We know that words have a lot of power.
What do we say when we're angry? When we want something? When we're trying to be kind. Now think about this: people will remember our words. If we're honest and careful in our speech, people will respect us. But if we say things to fore our will , we may be sorry later.
Prayer for the day:
Higher Power, speak through me today.
Action of the day:
Today , I'll ask one question of the person I love the most: "How have my words hurt you in the past?" Then I'll talk to my sponsor about this.
Keep it Simple [Hazelden Meditations]
This is a great one for me. I don't know about you but I had a mean and sharp tongue when I was drinking. I still can today, but I try really hard not to hurt people with my words. It is a work in progress, but I'm happy to be sober and working on it today:)