Monday, September 22, 2008

What you said will matter...

A friend and her millionaire husband visited their construction site. A worker who wore a helmet saw her and shouted,"Hi, Emily! Remember me? We used to date in the secondary school." On the way home, her millionaire husband teased her, "Luckily you married me.Otherwise you will be the wife of a construction worker." She answered ,"You should appreciate that you married me. Otherwise, he will be the millionaire and not you."

Frequently exchanging these remarks plants the seed for a bad relationship. It's like a broken egg - cannot be reversed.

There is a Chinese saying which carries the meaning that "A speech will either prosper or ruin a nation." Many relationships break off because of wrong speech. When a couple is too close with each other,we always forget mutual respect and courtesy. We may say anything without considering if it would hurt the other party.

1 comment:

Mom of Four said...

Huh? kala ko kapag very close na ang couple, wala na dapat reason para magkapikunan di ba? I could take my husband's jokes at anytime, just not about his past relationship, and vice versa... or not about financial, hehehe..dami rin palang nakakapikon na subject. At any rate, we have to be careful about the words that we are going to say, whether it's a joke or not. Let's not hurt each other's feelings, for it can lead to miss communication, separation, and probable hatred.