Claire’s friend Lisa is a school teacher. Lisa was telling me about an acronym she is teaching her students this year. It’s useful checklist for when you’re considering what to say to someone else:

  • Is it Thoughtful?
  • Is it Helpful?
  • Is it Interesting?
  • Is it Necessary?
  • Is it Kind?


I think this is a lovely thing to teach kids. And it’s something we should all keep in mind as adults in the “big bad world”.


How many times a day do you speak without thinking?


Can you recall something you’ve said that makes you cringe?


So be thoughtful. Be helpful. Be kind.


In other words, don’t be a douchebag!


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