This morning over coffee, Tammy shared a quote Kathy Winkler had shared with her. It read:
Don't waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
This struck me as particularly powerful; especially after a recent incident I experienced with a longtime friend and client.
I began this blog with the intent of sharing those details. And yet now, after writing and rewriting this post several times, I'm choosing to instead keep those words to myself.
For in these moments of reflection, I've "worked it out" and feel silence is the better answer...
So, instead, I'll allow those wiser than I to share their thoughts...
But don't take my silence for ignorance, passivity, or cowardice; I'm simply choosing to respond differently, to send a different message.
And with this I close:
Maybe these hashtags best share my thoughts: #listenbeforeyouspeak and when you're in a place of indecision, #considersilence realizing that your words may do more damage than good,
Peace out & Happy Monday!
We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.” -Epictetus