Be Ye Kind...

Growing up, the verse my mother quoted the most often was, "Be ye kind, one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as Jesus Christ has forgiven you."  (doodley-doo, Ephesians 4:32.)  With three daughters, she said it a lot.

Over the years, it got shortened.  First to "Be ye kind, one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another."  Then, "Be ye kind, one to another."

Eventually, it got down to just "Be ye kind!"  And it usually sounded like a threat.

I've been thinking lately about all the blogging do's and don'ts out there, especially for writers' blogs.  Don't get me wrong.  I like a good blog tip post as much as the next girl.  But it seems to me it all boils down to that one directive:  "Be ye kind."

Don't gossip.   Don't speak negatively about others.  Do respond to comments and check out others' blogs.  Don't talk about yourself all the time.  Do share what's on your heart.

Be ye kind.

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  1. That scripture was in our family morning devotional today - I think we need to repeat it many times...
    True what you've said about blogs. :)

  2. What? She didn't shorten it to just 'doodley doo'? That would be hilarious (assuming she actually did say the little rhyming doodley doo part). So, you grow up with the word "doodley doo" being family code for "be ye kind..."

    I'm totally stealing it :D

    I know this was a random thought. It's the way of my brain this morning.

  3. I love it! :-)

    I have a little kindness waiting for you at my blog today, Karen!

  4. Michelle--Neat!

    Tess--Ha! That actually sounds like something my mom would have done, but no. Usually, Ellen and I would add the "doodley-do!" Which at least broke up the fight.

    Shannon--Thank you!!

  5. My dad quoted the same scripture, but it got shortened to, "Will you girls just get along?"

    Like the sentiment...