When I was little, thinking before I spoke wasn’t something I regularly did. It wasn’t because I was wilful, or because I had an opinion, but because I was struggling with something. Through frustration and anger I lashed out.
Perhaps others can relate, but how many of us know that’s what we’re doing? Do we ever make the conscious connection? If we’ve had a too many bad experiences, or we’re emotionally struggling, we may lash out.
We’re not born angry. We must step back and work through why we think we may be angry and how what we say will affect others. Now, when I help or talk to someone in a kind way, it sets me up for the day.
Sadly, as is often the case that when we do change, those around us choose to ignore the fact that we’ve changed. People see what they want to see, or have known. It’s also easier for others to continue to get us into trouble, rather than recognise their own flaws.
I changed but others didn’t. We can all change something in us. It is time for us all to start making a difference. A kind word can change someone’s day and make us feel good that we’ve said something kind. Kind words go such a long way.