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Monday, January 11, 2010

January: Thinking Before You Speak












Frankie weighs everything before she says it and considers her options before she speaks. Are you able to do this? Do you wish you could?

13 comments:

JenFW said...

Oh, how I wish I had Frankie's control, broad perspective, and thoughtfulness!

Barring that, I wish there were a checkout stand with a very long line between my brain and my mouth, and I wish thoughtless and inconsiderate comments were very expensive. Unfortunately, there is nothing but an express lane between my brain and mouth, and thoughtless comments are free.

Vivian said...

I've gotten much better at thinking through what I say as I've gotten older. It's a balance at being able to say what you want or need to without having to worry about hurting or offending someone.

ali said...

Oh wow. I'm ROFL at JenFW's comment. Awesome. I'll second what she said :)

Melissa Walker said...

I'm with Jen and Ali! I've definitely gotten better with age, but I still say things DAILY that I wish I could revise in my head.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Yes, yes, yes! I wish I could. I try. Laughing and nodding with JenFW!

jenny said...

Of course it is very true for everyone to think and than to work or speak. I am very fast speaker. Everyone of the my family member are telling to speak less and slow. But I never do. Thanks for your post and I will try...
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e-lockhart said...

I am not so good myself. The calculations Frankie makes would take me much much longer, and often by the time I've thought through what I'd really like to say, the moment is past.

This is one of the fun things about being a writer. You can give your characters all kinds of attributes you yourself don't have.

Shelf Elf said...

I am not naturally very good at thinking before I speak (my Irish blood! Yes, that's my excuse!) I tend to subscribe more and more to the "better to say nothing" if I can't think of anything kind to say. I'm getting better at this. Keeps my quiet!

Little Willow said...

I think about what I say before I say it, but the pace at which I speak (and think, and read, and move) tends to be quite rapid, but truthful.

Daisy Whitney said...

I'd like to think I am like Frankie!

Dia Calhoun said...

I generally think before I speak, except sometimes in the uttermost extreme of deep emotion. Fortunately those time do not happen frequently. Count to ten. Just count to ten.

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