This quote is as simple as the old adage “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” But I like this quote more than that saying because you need to know where your words are coming from. I have learned lately that where the words come from really effect how the person receives them. If they are coming from a place of love, concern and honesty that person will feel that, if they are coming from a petty place, jealous place, or a place of anxiety that person will feel that too. I think its better to evaluate where your words are coming from before you say them. Ask yourself, why do I feel the need to say this? If that reason is a good, healthy reason you should share, if its not it is better to let it go. I think as I am growing I am realizing it is easier to let those words go. Before, holding my tongue was painful, the words were fighting with me to just let them out, to blurt them out, and sometimes (a lot of times) I didn’t think before I spoke. I didn’t think about the consequences, the place they were coming from, or even what they were, I just let them spill out. It takes true self control to really think about where your words come from, how they will effect you and others, and what significance they hold. I am not always the best at this, there are a lot of times that I forget to think before I speak or I allow myself to speak from a place of insecurity instead of a place of love. Its okay, because that is all part of the process, there is always next time. But yes sometimes it is best to just be quiet, and take your time with the words you choose.