Think before you speak.

I admit it, I’ve done it. I’ve said things out of anger that I wish I could take back, but that’s the problem, i can’t.

But that’s the thing about words. Once they leave you .. can’t get them back.

Sometimes what you say out of anger can stay in the mind of someone else for long period of time. Once you’ve said something hurtful, you can’t undo it. There’s no getting back, there’s only asking for forgiveness and hope that they’ll forgive.

You can’t remove your words from someone’s mind. So, while you may one day forget why you said such hurtful things, the world won’t.

If your words are already out there, don’t try to make them go away, or tell people that they misunderstood.

Say that you’re sorry for what you said, sorry for how you made them feel, and express your desire to be more aware in the future.

A tongue has no bones, But its already strong enough to break a heart, So be careful with your words.

Thanks For Reading


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185 thoughts on “Think before you speak.

  1. New World Ascending says:

    It seems like the only remedy for loose destructive words sometimes is a visible reform. Where the faith was lost is the exact place where it is regained. Thank goodness people change. It may take a little longer for the one whom one has hurt to realize a change has been made.

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  2. DutchIl says:

    Well written, thanks for sharing…. 🙂

    “A tongue can accuse and carry bad news
    The seeds of distrust, it can sow,
    So unless you know the truth, that it is not gossip
    Be careful of stones that you throw. ”
    (penned by Larry ”Dutch” Woller 4-16-2008)

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  3. magicalmaven says:

    our words have the ability to cast an energy attached to its meaning good bad or indifferent, intended or not..most people speak without feeling their words first before they let them go as a responsive reaction to something happening within or around them..spelling is a root formula for casting, which is words written and not spoken, so imagine the frequency when it comes from the power of our own voice and the magnitude that plays into it..<3 great post!

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  4. Rupika Chopra says:

    Bad words are abuse and emotional abuse it tears you apart – if repeated and no change is brought in! It is imp to keep in mind – how you would feel if you are tearing someone’s soul with crass words

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  5. WhyToStop says:

    That’s such a great advice! Words once spelled can never be taken back and result could be lifelong repentance or a guilt feeling for saying something, you shouldn’t have 🤗 great post.. 👌👍

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  6. rhc55 says:

    Very true, and we have all done it at some stage. What is far worse is writing an e-mail when you’re angry and pressing the send button without stepping back and thinking about the consequences first. You can never take an e-mail back and it’s much harder to explain away. I absolutely never e-mail when I’m mad and have always advised my kids if they need to send an e-mail about something that makes them cross, to leave it for a day or two when they can be far more objective about it.

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    So true! A moment of saying what is briefly on your mind can hurt someone, and yourself, so it is best to just keep it to yourself. Well said!

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  8. Moushmi Radhanpara says:

    I absolutely agree with you. People fail to understand how important the words are. In fits of anger, or in an overwhelming moment, words pour out of one’s mouth with ferocity and can never be taken back. But that’s the problem, even if you could take them back, it’s already hurt someone, and now you can never mend that.

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  9. Vigour of Film Lines says:

    I agree. But the problem is in the nature of anger, one “loses himself”. The only solution is to discipline oneself to control anger making it more moderate and consummerate with the situation. Yet we are fallable humans so asking for forgiveness is sometimes the only solution 🙂

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    Hey! Hope you are doing great!
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  11. Tiffany says:

    Wow, so true! We’ve all done it! 🙏🏼 it’s humbling to know someone can step up and say “I apologize” and follow with why you’re apologizing. A sincere apology. Great post. I’d like to repost it on my blog tomorrow?

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  12. OJ's Pride says:

    Words are sharper than two edges sword….. Lovely share dear ✌

    You always have a way with words & the articles you post daily are so meaningful… You page is one of my favorite on wordpress…. Keep writing 💕🌸🙌

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  13. JayParkhe says:

    I use Apology instead of sorry. It is an action verb . It changes the impact, for those who are hurt and willing to understand. Sorry is a state. It does not help most of the times. Regards Jay

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