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Saturday, April 21, 2007

a thought

~Can kind words that aren't said, cause just as much pain as hurtful words that are said?

What do you think?

5 Comments:

Blogger The Macchio Family said...

Hi! Found your blog on "Life With Grace"... my favorite friends are the ones who love me and don't hold back the encouragement! And I can't help but love them and encourage them, right back.

So - I think it's true... we need to always encourage you never know how that will impact someone's day who otherwise might be in a horrible place...

8:09 AM

 
Blogger Beth said...

Yes, I do. Sometimes, things that are unsaid lead to thoughts being blown way out of proportion by the one who's not hearing what's not being said (does that even make sense?). I know that if I get a hair cut, etc. and my hubby doesn't comment, I assume he hates it. Usually though, it's just that he hasn't noticed, or thinks that because it's my hair, it doesn't matter what he thinks as long as I like it.

Beth

12:05 PM

 
Blogger Larissa said...

ya. i agree. i think kind words unsaid are just as harsh as unkind words said. if you don't give kind words, the other person easily assumes all the wrong things, and then unkind things happen quickly.... not to mention it's bad for us to not give others encouragement, i think. we were made to lift others up.

4:05 PM

 
Anonymous Jenny said...

Hi! I stumbled here via Brody via Shaun . . .

Anyway, your post reminds me of one of my very favorite Bible verses - Proverbs 27:5 . . .
"Better is open rebuke than hidden love."

In my opinion, not only can unsaid kind words cause as much pain as verbalized hurtful words, they can actually be worse. Just a thought!

2:21 AM

 
Blogger kddub said...

I think we all agree that unsaid kind words cause pain. That verse is perfect for this.

I agree that you never know what someone may need to hear that day, and that unsaid words lead to assumptions.


Welcome Macchio family and Jenny!

6:54 AM

 

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