“Speak Sweeter”

“Speak Sweeter”



world we live in today is often impatient, selfish and rude.   If you have ever worked in retail,

especially during the Christmas season, you know exactly what I mean.  The way some people degrade and belittle

others over small things is very discouraging. 

The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom and provides awesome guidance to

us on how to live our lives.  Proverbs 16:23-24 says t he heart of the wise instructs his mouth

and adds persuasiveness to his lips. 

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the

bones.   This proverb reminds me of a business lesson I learned

from a supervisor I once had.  He always

told me that you can give bad news without causing chaos, it just depends on

HOW you give the news.  His favorite

phrase was, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” 


tone, inflection and word choice really affects the reactions we get from

others.  Tim McGraw understood this

lesson in his hit song we discussed yesterday where he tells us he “SPOKE

SWEETER.”  Don’t wait until you are dying

to speak sweeter. 


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