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“It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
                                                                                                                                               -Matthew 15:11
We have all heard the statement, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” It’s so easy to spit out when it’s suits us, but much more difficult to actually practice. If any of you are like me, you say and believe: “this is just how I talk.” Where that may be true, is it effective? Our words carry so much power behind them, and our tone possesses a multitude of strength. Whether in argument, or just simple conversation, we should never use our words or tone, to either harm or hurt anyone. When offering advice, we must ensure that our tone is not judgmental, or too authoritative.
When talking to others over the next week, watch your tone and the expressions of those that you are speaking with as well. Take note of how you speak to those you love, and how it effects them. As mothers, wives, friends, and members of society, know that your voice has the power to harm or help. Be a voice of love and peace.
“You are a valuable instrument in the orchestration of your own world, and the overall harmony of the universe. Always be in command of your music. Only you can control and shape its tone. If life throws you a few bad notes or vibrations, don’t let them interrupt or alter your song.”
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-Kristina

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