“To be balanced is to know how much to say, how much to keep back, and how much to say kindly. ”
I received this advice for Book #2. I received this information in order to spread it to others. I also received it for myself.
“Knowing how much to say kindly” is the key to effective communication. Kindly, not brusquely; kindly, not with a lecturing tone; kindly, not meanly. K-I-N-D-L-Y.
The essay about Intrigue presents much more than information about intrigue, revenge, and gossip. Refraining from these things is not easy to do, but neither is being kind when one is tired or short on time.
I have to remember that the words delivered in kindness are the words that will be remembered. Remembered and valued.