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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Words, Words, Words. Have you ever said something that you wish you hadn't? Do you ever really know what your words and actions do to other people? My old English teacher used to say, "Think!"

A few words were sent to me a few days ago by a SP friend. And, those few words "put my brain in gear" and made me really think! I looked at her Page and Profile and her wonderful weight loss and thought, "What the heck am I doing?" Try NOTHING!!

I recently had a little scare in that a pain in my thoracic region (near where the lungs are located) and the MRI showed what was believed to be a metastisis (cancer spread from elsewhere); the words the oncologist said gave me hope when he used these words: "We don't know what it is." After two biopsies and a long wait, I finally learned that the "metastisis" was benign (non-cancerous).

Sometimes things are better left unsaid but for some of us, holding back is difficult. You have heard the saying "if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all." So, my friends, practice that, share your love of people by giving them a smile, a wave or a kind word. Words can make a hugh difference in our lives....

Have a wonderful day to all...
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    Thank you for your gentle reminder ~ we should all think before we speak and treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves!

    Hallelujah on your benign biopsy!!
    4375 days ago
    Drat....first msg didn't show up.....then 2nd msg put it up twice! LOL

    I need to learn patience as well........
    4375 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/20/2009 2:10:13 AM
    This is true....I suffer from a bad case of "bluntness"...or so my hubby says, I try really hard to "think" before I speak and as I grow older, I'm getting better. Thank you for reminding us the power of the spoken word... emoticon
    4376 days ago
    You are SO right...words can be so devestating or uplifting...some people can carry off being sarcastic and people laugh it off without being hurt...others try (like me) and it is taken wrong...thinking before speaking takes time and practice but can be perfected as to not hurt another...speak out of love!
    4376 days ago
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