It’s fun to think back on the different sayings we’ve heard over time. My sister and I were talking about our grandfather. He’s the one in the middle; I believe this was taken in the late 30’s or early 40’s. He had quite a few sayings that left a big impression on us growing up, for we heard them often.
One of them was, “If you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all”. As a child, I don’t know if we fully understood it, but I can tell you in our home, we never heard them talk bad about anyone. If we did, we were corrected and the saying was repeated.
I wish I could tell you I adhered to this all my life, but I will confess, I wasn’t always faithful to this saying. Certainly, I feel bad that I have ever let things pass my lips that should not have. I can tell you though, I am trying each day to live that saying. When I do falter, I am reminded immediately, to ‘take it back’ so to speak.
How about you? Any sayings you heard growing up, that have stayed with you?