“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” … wow! just let that sit a moment.
I tend to think this is a bit over exaggerated, but the concept is right on. check yourself before speaking, period. are you about to say something honoring or demeaning? in that moment following, if we speak of someone in a not-so-honoring fashion, then we are small minded.
Before you speak- THINK
T – is it True?
H – is it Helpful?
I – is it Inspiring?
N – is it Necessary?
K – is it Kind?
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14 NIV)