Mean what you say and say what you mean. Those that matter don't mind and those that mind don't matter. So says Dr. Seuss. This is a favorite quote in our house so we wrote it in chalk on the pantry door and it's been sitting there for weeks. With so many things we can say to each other… we really should mean it. That said, I think there is a time and place to be brutally blunt, so some tact, compassion and consideration is also required. It's about being honest and loving at the same time. If we always work to strive to be our best while uplifting those around us or helping bettering the lives of others as well as ourselves, we can't possibly lose… right?