For this weeks Wednesday Words, I want to share with you a quote I first heard recited by the Character Brendan Brady, on TV soap Hollyoaks.

…Yes I am being serious! However the genius behind this quote, was actually the legendary Ernest Hemingway. As soon as I heard this quote, I wrote it on my phone and it stuck with me ever since. I think we could all learn a lot about being a better person, by following these rules.

“Before you act, LISTEN.
Before you react, THINK.
Before you criticise, WAIT.
Before you spend, EARN.
Before you pray, FORGIVE,
Before you quit, TRY.”


–     ยฉErnest Hemingway

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  1. Suzanne says:

    Great quote Emma, so thought provoking! I have linked up a post but struggled to copy your badge code for some reason, will try again later ๐Ÿ™‚ x
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