Lately I’ve been saying this to my three and a half-year old son, “Use your words“. Truthfully, this saying that I’ve heard many parents say to their kids always grated on my nerves a bit and now I find myself saying it…and I get shivers down my spine.
For some reason, he seems to have stopped talking and is grunting, moaning and pointing whenever he wants or needs something. And what’s frustrating is the fact that he was a late talker to begin with and has only really been talking for about seven or eight months.
I mention all this because I read a teaser post on one of the groups that I follow on Facebook and it made me think. It asked the question:
“You are going to say about 7000 words today….how are you going to use them.“
I found the idea of 7000 words intriguing. Is 7000 a lot? I don’t really know. Maybe if you count out your words in a ten minute span, it might give you some insight on just how many words a person actually says over the course of the day.
But it got me thinking:
What if we only have 100 words to say each day? What would we say?
Along the same thoughts….
Who are we talking to and talking with?
One more thought….
Are you all talk?
So I ask you these questions…and then I’ll close with a couple of quotes to ponder:
“What are you going to say today?”
“What are you going to not say today?”
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
PS – today’s blog had many thought-provoking quotes…check out my other blog of a Minute…a Thought for a daily quote to jump-start your day.