How carefully do you choose your words?
September 17, 2018

When Katie was a baby, Darrell and I took her with us when we interviewed people for a cable-access television show. And before Darrell pressed the red button on the camera to start recording, I’d gently ask Kate if she was going to be a quiet baby for those few minutes.

Did you catch that? I asked if she was going to be “quiet” as opposed to “good.”

Being loud doesn’t mean you’re bad. Unless you’re a grownup, and you’re sitting right behind us during The Book of Mormon and you’re talking so loudly I have to shame you out of that not once but three times. But you know what I mean.

Words have weight, a friend pointed out. What are you saddling your sweethearts with?