Posted by: Inside-Out Peace | May 13, 2009

If You Have Something Nice To Say

How many times when you were a child were you told, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”?  That’s good advice, but it’s incomplete.  What people really need to do a lot more of is the converse: “if you have something nice to say, say it!” 

I’m sure most of us can think of a time when we thought something nice, but decided not to say it.  Why?  Because the other person might have thought you’re weird?  But, how do you feel when someone gives you a sincere compliment?  Have you ever thought someone was weird for saying something nice to you?  I doubt it!  There is nothing to lose by saying the next nice thing that comes into your head, but much to be gained. 

The short film below is a fable, which represents this message perfectly.  Thank you to Maeve at Moving Pictures for having posted it there!



  1. The world would be a much better place if everyone thought this way. People feel constricted by social norms, and are afraid to step out of the box, even if it will make someone’s day.

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