Say Three Nice Things
Sometimes we say words—good, bad, uplifting, or nasty—and think they will simply disappear into thin air. But I was raised to believe that our words matter, that the words we say have the power to build someone up to tear that person down. Mom held to the principle: Say three nice things. "Baby, if you're going to say something bad about someone, you need to say three good things about that person first."