Can’t remember where I came across it, but I’ve found myself referring to this frequently in the past few weeks: “To be mindful, speech must be true, timely, useful, and said gently and with compassion.” Can you imagine if everyone actually spoke this way? Of course there are many people who do–and you probably can think of a few of them right off, just as I can. People who are compassionate and kind are always the ones we seek when we need someone to talk to. But mindful speech is not easy. I find often it’s easier to offer my opinion, and not always in the gentlest way! Maybe I keep thinking about this quote because I need to work on this!!