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11/7/11 5:08 P

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Good article. I have to find the opportunity in the situation that I'm facing today. emoticon

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11/6/11 9:00 P

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I like that saying Tabby. I seem to recall perhaps my mother saying that too. Hmm... maybe I shall bring that up next time I hear the negative talk from family. I tend to just keep my mouth shut and let them say what they want to say but I don't think that is the best way to handle it. Maybe I need to ask myself "What Would Jesus Do?"

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11/6/11 7:11 P

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I agree with TabbyArt. If you have nothing good to say, then say nothing at all. My Grandma's favorite. My husband would rather stare, say a few words and shake his fist at those on the road who have no business. I keep reminding him, he will be in their shoes one day and some one will be saying it about you. emoticon

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11/6/11 6:33 P

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My Mom would often say, "If you can't find something nice to say, say nothing at all."


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11/6/11 6:29 P

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Boy can I relate--yes, it is hard. Especially when it is your child's spouse. It takes lot of prayers. I have a relative who goes the extra mile to say something negative about me. It is very hard to be civil.

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I am forever trying to find positive things to say about people when I hear negative. I get this a lot from family members. Both my son and daughter are married. There are things I do not like about both of their spouses but I know that I cannot change them so I try hard to find something positive. It is hard when I hear my family speak negatively about other family members. All I want is for my family to be at peace with one another. I must keep on praying for them. emoticon

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Right on my friend!

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I must say that there is one thing more that you can do: pray for the person that has offended you. They are could be striking out blindly at some pain from an entirely different situation.

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It isn't easy being positive all the time. However, if you stop to really think, being negative does nothing good--it robs you of energy, joy, peace, just to name a few. Everything that destroys. So no matter how things appear, being positive is worth working at when things are not going well.

Here is a helpful article.

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