Words can hurt.

This week's message that provokes a few thoughts on my part. (Craig Allen photo)

How many times have you said to yourself: "WOW...I wish I could take that back!" Maybe, you've even said it aloud in front of the person who whose feelings you have hurt.

As a society, we're in a rush.

There's plenty of pressure on us...in both our professional lives, and our personal lives.

And, as a result, we may "snap," and say (or do) something "in the heat of the moment."

Something that causes hurt feelings...bruised egos. A rift.

I've heard it said over the years...and it works:

Take a deep breath, and count to three.

You'll "cool off."

Its just enough time to think...take stock of the situation...and as the saying goes: "cooler heads will prevail."

Calm.

Think...before you speak!

And, this has nothing to do with "political correctness"...its just common sense.

Just......Be Kind.

(for my random musings, Be Kind Part 1, from last weekend, feel free to click here)