31 Day Blog Challenge: My Favourite Quote – Day 4.

The original day 4 topic was meant to be my top 5 blogs. I just could not bring myself to choose (too many blogs to choose from and too many friends who blog that someone was bound to be upset for not being on my list – bullet dodged!), so instead I had to pick another topic for today.

 

My Favourite Quote:

Maya Angelou

 

I feel like this quote is appropriate since the recent passing of the late Maya Angelou (4 April 1928 – 28 May 2014). It’s always been one of my favourite quotes, encompassing what I believe in, and try to practice, when it comes to respecting others.

At times (and I’m guilty of this myself) we forget the effect we have on people. We think our words and actions go unnoticed and leave no mark, but emotional scars run deep. When was the last time someone said something to you that left you feeling hurt and worthless? (I would not be surprised if you said within the last week). Remember that before you let something escape your mouth, think of how you might feel if you were on the receiving end of your words.

On the other hand, we often keep quiet when I words might have the most positive effect! I like to ask questions as to why we’re so quick to tear someone down instead of spending time building them up. I’m not the perfect person with no opinions on anyone else. Although, I’m actively trying to stop voicing my opinions on other people, probably my worst quality. I just wish we’d all spend time seeing, and voicing the good we see in other people. After all, what harm could it do to spread some happiness?

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