Friday, April 1, 2011

True, Kind, Necessary?

My kids and I are trying to intentionally practice asking these 3 questions (which we borrowed from the Atrium) before we say something:

  1. Is it true?
  2. Is it kind?
  3. Is it necessary?


The other day I heard Luke in the back seat sort of muttering to himself "Well, It *is* true,…and…wait, I better think about that one..." He ended up correcting his sister about whatever it was…he struggled with the "is it necessary" part ;-) But he didn't say it unkindly, and it was true ;-)


I often realize too late that I have failed to go through the checklist before I have made a hasty comment. Oh, the trouble I could save myself if I could learn to do this automatically. What can I say? In this house, we are all a work in progress.


  1. You have such neat kids, who have a neat mom!

  2. I never make a hasty comment...
    Okay pick yourself up off the floor and quit laughing!

  3. I'm gonna post those 3 questions all around my house!! Good stuff! :) D