My sincerity shines in my words

My sincerity shines in my words. To put myself in a sincere frame of mind, I examine my motives. I check that my thoughts are free from resentments and anxiety. I ask myself what would serve the common good rather than just my own interests. I open my heart before I...

My motives are clearly stated

My motives are clearly stated. I am honest and direct with everyone I meet. I avoid the temptation to keep things from others when they deserve to know. I make myself transparent so they can see where I am coming from. My motives in every situation are clearly stated....

I use my voice to encourage

I use my voice to encourage. When I speak, my goal is for every word to fall on the ears of others like fresh rain on thirsty soil. My speech is rich with encouraging words and stands out in a world full of dry and harsh expressions. I choose my words carefully to get...

I think before I speak

I think before I speak. When I have something to share, I consider my ideas and words carefully instead of just blurting out whatever is on my mind. I realize that, occasionally, my words still may come out differently than the way I intend. Or the listener may hear...