Happiness & High Self-esteem Choice #4:
I choose to share my feelings kindly
and honestly with others and
strive to be peaceful.
It is important to understand yourself and be comfortable sharing your feelings honestly with others. When you keep feelings hidden from others, you cannot connect with them, and your relationships will remain on a shallow, superficial level.
Feelings can be expressed in a positive or negative way depending upon your tone of voice and body language. You can express your feelings without destroying the dignity of others when you choose to remain calm and sensitive to them.
The way you feel is real, but feelings can change—feelings are not concrete. It is better to wait to express some feelings as you often feel differently the next day. Revealing your innermost feelings to a trusted family member or friend is crucial to good emotional health and increases happiness and high self-esteem
Wherefore my beloved brethren,
let every man be swift to hear,
slow to speak,
slow to wrath.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
An excerpt from the 13 Choices Happy Life Program.