Open Diary: What did you say?
It’s easy to say the first thing that comes to mind. You see a person struggling with something, if you’re not careful, you just might say something ridiculous to them about their struggle based on your own perception. We’ve all done it before; said something ridiculous and left a trail of resentment or hurt feelings.
Take time to think before you speak. Ask yourself, “If someone said what I am going to say to me, would I take it well?” If the answer is no, then either re-word it or don’t say it. Always consider how your actions affect other people. You may not be able to completely avoid someone misunderstanding or taking what you say the wrong way, but at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made an effort to do your very best. ~Miranda