Sunday, 3 August 2014

#BEDA Favourite Quote

I have a few quotes I like to keep in my head and remind myself of from time to time.

My most important one is and always will be:

"If you've nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all."

Nothing comes close to this quote for me. Words hurt. They really can take a wounded person and completely destroy them. Have I ever said hurtful things? Of course I have and I remember them with sadness that I could be so cruel. Swearing at my mother as a child, wishing someone dead in my teens, the bile I told myself as an insecure teenager, words that came out to hurt a girl at school who I had a long standing feud with..I'm not proud of a single one if those moments but they live with me with this quote because being nice costs nothing, and if you can't be nice, friendly, kind then just walk away.

"Let go of what is not yours graciously"

This is important to me because the quote really speaks to me when I miss people in my life that are just not there anymore. Mostly they are friends that I felt very close to and they have moved on with their friendships or entered relationships. They have chosen to move on and missing them hurts but they're not mine, they are their own person with their new circles and I have to accept that. I'm reminded to do it graciously because that stops your sadness turning to bitterness which is easy to do when you care very much for people and will probably never see them again.

outmumbered

Cupcake Mumma

8 comments:

  1. Great quotes! The last one stands out a lot to me, there have been a lot of friends that have come and gone (mainly after I had children) and I often think of this quote when I start to feel a bit angry about how everything has turned out x

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    1. Thanks Shay, i'm so glad someone else finds this quote as powerful as i do! xx

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  2. My Nanna always used to say 'if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all', all the time to me and my cousins when we were growing up! Such a true and strong quote that I think many people forget.
    Steph | stephaniejayne-xo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really is a great quote. Thanks for stopping by x

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  3. These are two great quotes - the first one is one I try to live by (and fail with frequently) - hadn't heard the second one before but it really speaks to me - particularly with friendships as it can be so hard to accept when people move on and change. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. We all fail at it from time time even myself! We're only human. I'm glad you can also get what I get from the second quote. Thanks for stopping by x

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  4. My Mum used to say "if you can't say anything nice.." when we were growing up. We didn't take any notice at the time but it is something I try to go by now I'm older and *ahem* wiser...

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    1. Haha older may be but wiser :-p tehe. You are nice, but you're also human ;) xx

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