Be Careful What You Say

Every now and then, a word will slip so easily off someone’s tongue and stab me right in the gut. It could be a co-worker joking around, grinning as they call their friend a slur. I try to hide my discomfort. I usually grin and bear it. But sometimes I can’t and I have to say something. “What’s the big deal?” they’ll say, instantly defensive and obviously feeling like I’m raining on their parade. “I don’t mean it like that. Stop being so sensitive.”

There are however many reason why you should be careful for what you say. Here are some :

  • Don’t talk. The enemy has ears everywhere.
  • Don’t imagine that every one who speaks English is to be trusted, and that every uniform covers a friend.
  • Don’t exchange confidences with casual companions or when travelling at home or abroad.
  • Don’t trust strangers who write to you, who offer gifts or hospitality, or who will you their secrets.
  • Don’t carry about with you or show maps, plans, orders, or any naval or military document.
  • Don’t hesitate to prevent and to report at once any leakage of information or any suspicious action.
  • Don’t mention naval or military matters in your messages. They have a habit of getting into print to the advantage of the enemy.
  • Don’t imagine that private diaries or notebooks will keep secrets. They sometimes get lost or stolen.
  • Don’t leave written scarps of paper about. Burn them. They might tell tales.
  • Don’t forget that a chance word or a scrap of paper may help your enemy and slay your friend.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Brilliant truths very well penned. Thank you. Great post. 💖

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Suzette:)

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  2. Omatra7 says:

    While I do believe to be careful, I also believe to be honest, not hurtful, just honest. I also prefer that others honest with me as well.

    But I do agree with what you say – careful not everyone is a friend or has a good heart.

    Use caution ⚠️ be aware

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    1. GS says:

      Yes it’s a complicated world we live in.

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  3. CattleCapers says:

    I was fortunate to grow up in an era when scrawls on a bathroom wall could be painted over and notes lost or destroyed. Now everything is online and cannot be destroyed. I feel sad for kids nowadays: harder to put foolish errors behind you.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes those were simpler days 🙂

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  4. Amen. Essential affirmations and reminders of life’s weak spots. I’ve had many experiences both sides of the coin in regards to this and harsh lessons are horribly learned leaving cringeworthy scars you hope will fade.

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    1. GS says:

      Talk to your friends and family about your tendency to say what you think without reflecting. Explain to them that you’re going to do your best from now on to speak with greater care, to respond more slowly and to learn to buy time instead of reacting immediately to the things that annoy, excite or upset you. Hope that helps. Have a great week ahead.

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      1. Thank you so much for your advice, my parents, husband and friends understand me but my problem is definitely with wider audiences! Have a good day 🛡

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      2. GS says:

        Yes we all struggle with the wider audience to some extend.!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you yet again.

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      1. Always a pleasure to read and share your great posts with followers, My Dear!!
        You have a great week too!!
        xoxo
        😘💖💕🌹

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      2. GS says:

        Thank you!!

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