If you cant’t say anything nice…
and you can’t say anything helpful.
There is an alarming rise in people who believe that speaking their ‘truth’ is a wonderful thing – and yes it is.
But first run it through these filters.
Is it necessary?
Is it helpful?
Is it kind?
Be honest with your ‘truth’.
Is it coming from a good place? A place without bitterness, envy, regret or fear?
Sticks and bones may break your bones, but words, they can break your spirit.
And your self-esteem.
And your courage.
If you can’t big someone up – shush.
Never, ever risk bringing someone down.