Advice from my mother.

One of the really important things my Mother taught me was “if you can’t say something nice, say nothing”. I tried to pass that on to my children and I think that they embraced that attitude. When they were little, I got a record from the library that had a great little song on it. The lyrics were:
If you can’t say something nice, say nothing
Take a bit of good advice, say nothing
Think of kinder things to say
That’s the path to follow
If you can’t say something nice
Button your lips and swallow
If you can’t say something nice
Then don’t say anything at all.
This seems to be one of those lessons that we learn in Kindergarten and then forget as we grow up. Thumper said the same thing in “Bambi”. You would think that folks would listen to a cute little rabbit. I know a lot of grownups who need to go back to kindergarten and take a refresher course. I wonder if they offer that in “adult continuing education”.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s