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Speak Kind Words Saturday - Be Kind To Humankind Week

Some People Need To Be Told They Are Worthy, That They Are Loved, Not Because Nobody Ever Told Them Before, But Because Somebody Told Them They Weren’t.

~ Eliot Knight 

 

Have you been following along with the Be Kind to Humankind posts this week? Today is Speak Kind Words Saturday. We all grew up hearing the edict, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” It’s good advice, but taking is one more step, from silence to speaking, has World-Changing power. 


Verbal self-defense, also known as verbal judo or verbal aikido, is the art of using one's words to prevent, de-escalate, or end an attempted assault. It is a way of using words to maintain mental and emotional safety. Have you heard of this? It’s required training for many first responders developed by George J. Thompson. There are even books written on the subject for all of us to use in everyday life. 


Rather than saying nothing when no kind words come to mind, we can learn to transmute negative situations, keeping ourselves safe, both mentally and physically! It’s a World-Changing superpower. 


Bk2hk.org has a great list of action items to fuel kindness this Saturday and Sevenly has kindness graphics galore. We want you to use them as thought-changers and conversation-starters wherever you go. Read on for the Saturday suggestions!

  • Teach your children to speak kindly towards others by example
  • Be aware of not only what you say but how you say it.
  • A kind word is never wasted.
  • Bite your tongue before you allow an unkind comment to flow out
  • Try not to curse and use foul language
  • If you haven’t got anything good to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.
  • Do not gossip.

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