Les Patterson’s Monday Morning Boost: Silence is not always golden

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    Silence is not always golden

     

    An old adage says “Silence is golden.” But is it always so? While there are surely times it’s best to keep our mouths shut, I believe there are other times when we should open our mouths and express ourselves. I believe this is most true when it comes to speaking kind words to others.

     

    “Let us oft speak kind words to each other” is an oft sung Christian hymn. In my youth I learned “Kindness begins with me.” Mark Twain wrote, “Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” From Mother Theresa, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

     

    Thus, there are times when silence is not always golden. For those moments when saying something is much more golden than saying nothing, here are a few of my favorites:

     

    • Please
    • Good job
    • I am sorry
    • Thank you
    • You’re nice
    • I forgive you
    • I believe in you
    • I’m proud of you
    • You’re awesome
    • I think you’re great
    • I like how you did that
    • Thanks for being a friend
    • Let’s work on this together
    • Thanks for being there for me

     

    My very favorite, one you can never say too many times:  I love you.

     

    Have a great Monday!  Thanks for letting me share.

     

    Les Patterson

     

    p.s. Take 13 minutes to enjoy reading about kind words and share with someone who really needs to hear them.

     

    Les Patterson loves to share stories and the “Monday Morning Boost” is his way of sharing a story or two with family, friends, and clients. Les believes every person, business and organization has a story worth sharing. Since 1997 he has enjoyed finding compelling ways to share those stories through writing and producing radio commercials at the Cache Valley Media Group. Discover how he can help tell your story at www.CacheValleyMediaGroup.com. Feedback and comments are welcome at les@cvradio.com. ©2015, Les Patterson.  All Rights Reserved. To UNSUBSCRIBE, reply to this email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line and your email will be removed.