Posts Tagged ‘Excessive talking’

PostHeaderIcon IF A DOG BRINGS A BONE, HE’LL TAKE ONE

By Vernalee
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Doesn’t that doggie look so adorable?
He is the cutest thing!
His alluring appearance reminds me of some folks that a few of us considered – confidantes!
We could tell them anything or so we thought.
Close your mouth for a moment.
Let me tell you something…
1. Protect your secrets;
2. Guard your words;
3. Be selective about who you tell what to … It’s common sense.
I’m sure that you have heard this advice before – time and time again.
I have!
Of course, we don’t always listen.
** If someone tells you other folks business, they’ll tell yours!
It doesn’t take rocket scientist intelligence to figure that out; it’s plain and simple.
If you forget the essence of this simple idiom, remember this.
** You are not exempted from gossip particularly from a person who has diarrhea of the mouth!
Don’t assume that their behavior will change – just because it’s you!
They took the liberties to put your business out in the streets because you provided the fuel!
The “big mouth” who brought you someone else’s information will surely float yours out! It’s fair exchange to them. It’s the personification of the “bring and take” theory.
Because you let your guards down, your information is now freely circulating through the universe for all ears to hear!
Why would they be discreet?
They could care less.
Did you forget?
They are bonafide blabber mouths.
Besides it’s your business; not theirs!
Photo credit: unidentified source

PostHeaderIcon TAMING YOUR TONGUE

By Vernalee
Talk Too MuchOur mouths frequently get us in trouble. I remember the old folks in Mississippi saying, “Watch your mouth! That little tongue of yours can get you in big trouble!” Indeed, we have to be conscientious of not only our speech, but knowing what to say and what not to say in front of whom. Knowing when and where to speak is also critical. Some things don’t even dignify a response!The maturity of our minds and hearts will hopefully assist in the taming of our tongue.
As basketball great, Bill Walton once said, “Once the ball is up in the air, we cannot redirect its course.”
Likewise, once our words are out and heard, we cannot reissue them. So, let your conscience be your guide on what to say.
If a mistake in judgment is made, apologize! Whatever you want for yourself is what you should give to others!
Talk less; listen more!
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PostHeaderIcon IF A DOG BRINGS A BONE, HE’LL TAKE ONE

By Vernalee
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Doesn’t that doggie look so adorable?
He is the cutest thing!
His alluring appearance reminds me of some folks that a few of us considered – confidantes!
We could tell them anything or so we thought.
Close your mouth for a moment.
Let me tell you something…It goes like this.
Protect your secrets; guard your words; be selective about who you tell what to … It’s common sense.
I’m sure that you have heard this advice before – time and time again.
I have!
Of course, we don’t always listen or do what we are told.
If someone tells you other folks business, they’ll tell yours! It doesn’t take rocket scientist intelligence to figure that out; it’s plain and simple.
If you forget the essence of this simple idiom, remember this.
You are not exempted from gossip particularly from a person who has diarrhea of the mouth!
Don’t assume that their behavior will change – just because it’s you!
They took the liberties to put your business out in the streets because you provided the fuel!
The “big mouth” who brought you someone else’s information will surely float yours out! It’s fair exchange to them. It’s the personification of the “bring and take” theory.
Because you let your guards down, your information is now freely circulating through the universe for all ears to hear!
Why would they be discreet?
They could care less.
Did you forget?
They are bonafide blabber mouths.
Besides it’s your business; not theirs!
Photo credit: unidentified source

PostHeaderIcon LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS

By Vernalee
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Comedian Flip Wilson in his female impersonator role as Geraldine had a joke that he poetically called, “loose lips sink ships!” Though we laughed, how true was Flip’s four word mantra.
What goes out your mouth may be heard differently once your words exit. Seriously, most people put a twist on other folks stories. They make the story their own. What that does to your uttered words, well that’s a different story. Your original words may have so many holes in it that the sentences cannot hold water. Nine times out of ten, it is a far stretch from the original statements. Ah ha! Nothing is ever confidential once it is repeated. Even simple stuff gets distorted.
Let me show you what I mean. During my birthday dinner, my guests and I played the game, Chinese whispers or as the kids call it, telephone. You know how it works.
One person whispers a message to another, which is passed through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. Errors typically accumulate in the retellings, so the statement announced by the last player usually differs significantly, and often amusingly, from the one uttered by the first.
The game goes on until the last person says whatever they heard aloud and the first person reveals the real message. Once you compare the messages, most likely you will have a great laugh at the dissimilarities. On March 15, when we played though we were tightly cozy being cuddled as close as pancakes and syrup, the final message was startlingly different. The flow started with me. Flabbergasted, I couldn’t believe what I heard as the final response. It wasn’t even remotely close. The first and last messages were as different as the Mississippi River is long! When everyone looked at the original written message, several folks jokingly fell under the table and asked, “Where did those words come from?” Really! We laughed to the top of our lungs! It was so much fun!
Stop! That was a game! Imagine what happens in real life situations particularly with the spread of gossip. At this point, it is no longer a game. The proverb, “Guard your tongue” is very telling. That small tongue of ours can cause monumental damage. Watch it! No wonder – some things are better left unsaid. A lie will travel around the world, before the truth even gets started. If and when that happens, it is not fun and games anymore. Who’s laughing now?
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