Free Quote Printables

As we approach the new year, we think about goals and about what we’d like to do differently. Here’s a simple one: be nice. There’s enough snarky sarcastic critical tones, rude uncalled for behavior and hatefulness already floating around in the world. We don’t need to add more. There’s more than plenty of that junk out there. Instead we can try to balance that with what we say, or better yet, what we don’t say. Like our mamas used to say, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Just because we think it, just because we may be right, just because we feel justified, that doesn’t mean we need to say it. Before letting the words leave our mouths, or the letters leaving our fingertips and hitting that “submit” button, we need to stop and think, then ask ourselves a few questions:

Is this nice?

Is this encouraging?

Is this respectful?

Is this constructive? Is there any way this will produce positive results?

Is this coming from a place of love, or do I just want to be right?

Would I want someone to say this to me?

Do I have better things to do with my time and energy right now?

Just a few things to consider before letting the words flow.

I’m sure you have even more ways to help tame the tongue. If you do, I’d love to hear them below. Do share!

Maybe you’re like me and need visual reminders, if so, I created these simple free quote printables (a tad bit abbreviated from what my mama used to say). It’s available in 4 colors for instant download. Just click the blue bar below to download.

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I hope you have a wonderful day!

And remember to share your tips for taming the tongue in the comments below.