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KIND, TRUE, NECESSARY

August 21, 2014

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Yesterday, I had an appointment to get my eyebrows done with my wonderful aesthetician Renata, who I’ve written about before. Not only is Renata a skincare guru, she’s also just a beautiful soul, and I love being able to chat with her about life just as much as I love what she does for my skin and my brows.

At this particular appointment, we started talking about the importance of thinking before you speak–because, as we all know, what we say to others can be so widely misinterpreted–and she told me that she tries to ask herself these three questions before she opens her mouth to say something:

“Is it kind?”

“Is it true?”

“Is it necessary?”

Isn’t that great? There have been so many times when I’ve answered a big, fat “nope!” to all of those questions. My new goal is to try to say “yes” to all three whenever possible.

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    Alicia | Jaybird Blog
    August 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    My grandma passed these questions to my mom, who passed them on to me. I always struggle to be silent–I want to have a ready answer and be the first to respond–but I’m learning that silence, followed by a statement that says “yes” to these three questions, is a better path.

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    Em
    September 3, 2014 at 7:45 am

    What wonderful things to think before speaking. There are a couple of people in my life who could do with taking on board that advice……I might subtly direct them here 😉 x

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