“…if you have to resort to profanity to express yourself, then, you’re only proving that you have a limited vocabulary….”

20131210_213402What will we be known for?  What will people remember about us?  That, down the road, they can tell stories about.  No, I’m not talking in terms of LEGACY; rather those lasting impressions we leave on some, of whom, paths we crossed. I run across people all the time, who tell me something (I’ve long forgotten about), that I said to them 20 years earlier…. That, they say, had a positive effect on them.  Some years ago, I got a phone call from a vendor, and he began to run his mouth about this and that, about what Mr. Brooks had said, etc. I told him…. “This is… Mr. Brooks.” And, I began to tell him to “always know who is on the other end of the phone when you start talking.”  Years later, when he owned his own business, he cautioned his employees the same way, giving me credit for the good advice.   I told one guy, and many others over the years, that “if you have to resort to profanity to express yourself, then, you’re only proving that you have a limited vocabulary.”  I once told a fellow employee that “if he couldn’t say something positive about our employer, then he was working for the wrong company.” He resigned the next day.  My point, here, is that we NEVER know how… what we say, or how we act…. Effects other people; hopefully in a positive manner; especially our own children.  One never knows who is listening… it might even be our boss.   Today, we have terrible problems with our cell phones, in that, we don’t disconnect properly; and continue to talk…. Sometimes making an un-kind comment about the person we were just talking to…. And they hear what we said.   If we were all adapt at saying only positive, and nice things, then we wouldn’t have to worry too much about it, but such is often not the case… at least for me.  I’ve been known to run my mouth before I put my brain in gear.  Let us all strive to talk in the language of The Golden Rule.  James 1:26 – If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.  Philippians 4:8 –  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. …Blessings… cjlb…7/19/14

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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