Good, True, Helpful.
by Nina Ashe, SexyPlus Clothing Blogger There is a saying I try to live by that I read in an Ann Landers column once (quoted to the best of my recollection): "Before you say anything, consider these three words: Good, True, Helpful. If what you're about to say does not fall under two out of the three, don't say it." So simple... isn't it ladies? But take a moment and think off all the words you've heard or said yourself in the past 24 hours. How many qualified for two out of the three? Saying "I told you so" certainly doesn't..... neither does "What were you thinking?" But what about: "I wouldn't have been caught dead in that?", "Did you see what she had for lunch?", "No wonder she's still single?" Or how about the insidious: "You know I love you, but...", "You can be so stupid sometimes.", "You're just like your father." Even something as innocuous as "If you weren't my friend, I'd..." You'd what? Not like me? Talk behind my back? Think the worst of me? It happens to us every day... and more often than not, we do it unto others as well... a vicious circle that comes right back at our own door. Perhaps being reminded every day... being more mindful of easy slip-ups... will make your world - our world - a more positive place to be in... one nice word at a time. Write the words "Good, True, Helpful" somewhere that you can see them.