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True, Kind, Necessary

True, Kind and Necessary are three tests to apply to words before we speak them, and only that which meets all three should be spoken. I consider myself a secular Buddhist, and find great insight in the words attributed to Siddhartha, as well as many of those who have followed in his footsteps. This board is for positive words that inspire mindfulness and loving-kindness.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? - from The Children's Story Garden, stories collected by a committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1920 (Quakers)

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?

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Is It True? Is It Necessary? Is It Kind? - by Mary Ann Pietzker, 1872

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. - Buddha

Speak When You Are Angry & You Will Make The Best Speech You Will Ever Regret - Ambrose Bierce

Daily Thought for August 17, 2012

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It is possible to express your opinions... without being sarcastic, rude, insulting, hostile, petty, derogatory & mean.

Before You Speak, THINK

Homespun With Love: Little Reminders:{Free Prints}

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You are not alone in this world. Please be considerate of others.

Make Promises Sparingly and keep them faithfully. Never miss the opportunity to compliment and encourage. Refuse to talk negatively, don't partake in gossip. Before you speak, think how you would feel in the receiver's place.

Kind, Necessary, True kitty

Before you speak, ask yourself if what you are going to say is True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind.

Shady Creek Lane: True? Helpful? Inspiring? Necessary? Kind?

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Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true and does it improve upon the silence?

Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it true, is it necessary, does it improve upon the silence?

Before You Speak... T-Shirt

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