Our mouths frequently get us in trouble. I remember the old folks in Mississippi telling me as a youth that I talked to much! I still do, but age does bring about a change. I have learned that it is not so much the frequency of our speech, but the indiscriminate nature of knowing what to say and what not to say in front of whom and where. Some things don’t even dignify an answer! 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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