It’s quite an art in life knowing when to open one’s mouth and when to keep it wisely shut — recognising that even silence can speak with a thousand words. Never being led by one’s tongue but tethering it for when it will be useful. Never using it as an unyielding whip, idle gossiper or badmouth backbiter — knowing that words are living things which can build up the weakest heart or break down the biggest bully. Our words, as much as our eyes, are the window to our souls. Daily I tell myself: “Don’t speak because you have to say something but because you have something to say”. Some days it’s harder than others to obey myself 😉

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