When I saw this graphic I laughed. Then I started wondering how many of us are guilty of this behavior. It may not be something said with words but maybe it's in the way we look at someone or how we react to them that communicates the message that their best wasn't good enough.
Not long ago I wrote a guest blog post for my friend Cyndi. I blogged about being afraid to speak and thinking before speaking. When I was working on it I thought long and hard about the power of words. I thought about saying things the right way and having the courage to express myself. I wrote and then rewrote several different variations before I hit the send button on that post. But when we speak we don't get to delete or retract the words. Once they escape our lips they are gone. And we have to deal with the consequences of of those words.
I pray that I will continue to be cautious with my words...whether in print or in real life. And that my words will bless and encourage others instead of making someone feel as if their best is not good enough.