Sometimes you need to save your breath.
You know that no one will listen to what you say.
- Talking will do no good.
- Explaining will not help.
- Arguing will probably make things worse.
A person not listening to you can be a good thing.
- You may not have anything useful to say.
- Your ideas may be wrong.
- You don’t like to admit it, but you don’t always have the right answers.
A person not listening to you can also be a bad thing.
- You may have useful information.
- Your ideas may be correct.
- The other person may simply be hardheaded or stubborn as a mule. He will not look at the other side of the coin.
Most of the time, a person will listen.
That person may not like what you have to say. However, he will listen. Therefore:
- Speak when you need to speak.
- Save your breath when you need to stay quiet.
- Always remember you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Speak and act with kindness.
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord” (Psalm 150:6 NIV).
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Thanks to Joy Hamilton Hale and Mackenzie Smith for the cute photo.