It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills.There is an amazing truth about the human tongue; it takes three (3) years to learn how to use it, but takes a lifetime to learn when and where to use it. There are two important things to remember in life: to take care of our thoughts when we are alone, and take care of our words when we are with people, for many have fallen by the edge of the sword but not as many as by the tongue. Words and hearts should be handled with care for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair.

For many years I have learned that many people (I for one) have been victims of unjust,

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.-Mother Teresa

 unkind and malicious words thrown upon them or behind their back. It does not hurt much if they were true, but still had created much damages when/if they came out of jealousy, resentment, to extract selfish compliance or unrealistic selfish expectations, even disregarding the presence of gratitude for favor received without realizing what the giver had lost or given up.

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say somethings. Plato

However, we must try hard to forgive for our own sake and as I always say: what we do and what we say to and about others come back to us in many folds for it is the law of nature that life is an echo. I have learned not to mix bad words with bad mood. We will have many opportunities to change a mood, but will never get the opportunity to replace the words spoke.

Let us try hard to speak with conviction, humility and kindness; not with arrogance, egotism, pride and let us not hesitate to apologize whenever we hurt somebody with words. Its the right thing to do.

By Tim Pedrosa

Words from a compassionate heart heal and bond. Words from a judging mind hurt and damage. So, pause, breathe, and choose carefully before you speak. Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: "Is it true?" "Is it necessary?  "Is it kind?