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By Vernalee

The idiom, “You can catch more bees with honey than vinegar” is as clear as day! Though a figurative expression, its application works in real life; with bees, with flies, and with people. It’s indisputable! It is so much easier to be polite and kind than to be mean and hateful. People respond better to favorable treatment. Interesting, people never forget unkind acts and those mean poisonous words that were written or said. They hurt! Ouch!

They may even come back to haunt the mouth from which they came! Remember that when you get ready to “tell someone off!” You might have to apologize. Try not to put yourself in such compromising positions, because people have the option – to accept or reject – your apology. That’s why honey filled conduct is better. Besides, honey has so many useful purposes. It’s a sweetener that also tastes good. Yum!

Southern folks even say it’s medicinal. I say that kindness, considerate speech and behavior take you much further than its counterpart! Clearly, there is a distinct difference between sweetness and bitterness. Hopefully, your wisdom will help you make a “honey” of a choice! The Turkish proverb tells us that “Kind words will unlock an iron door.” Photo credit:

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