You Better Watch Your Mouth!

You Better Watch Your Mouth!


Yes, my parents said, “You better watch your mouth!” often as I was one young lady with a slick mouth and if it came up, it spewed out all over whoever was in my way. I was what you would have considered Ms. Smarty Pants and actually, some may have considered me a motor mouth because I knew everything about everybody and made it my business to do so and freely share.  But, I remember the day that I took it a bit too far and that is when I learned exactly what, “Spare the rod, spoil the child” because I received the proper discipline on that day.

Interesting thing is my mother and father did not have to discipline their children often, but again, honey, I was the child that took it to the next level, especially when my mother gave me permission to speak up for and defend myself. In fact, I was (and still am) known as the sassiest girl on the street (who always stood up) and would chase down whatever boy (girl) to let him (her) know when they’ve mistreated me or anyone else. To sum this up, I was a handful and if you ask my husband, he would most likely still say I am. I go “Boom” just like a firecracker.

I was reminded recently about how important it is to watch our words and our mouth when I overheard a conversation and one of the individuals speaking called someone out of their name. The person was labeled based on his/her situation, and not based on the human that God had fashioned him into. I mean really, every single person dwelling in this earth has been wonderfully and skillfully made and we must pull back all of the layers (that we’ve placed on them), stereotypes and judgments to see them for who they really are. Naturally, being me, I did speak up, but what I wanted to do was start singing, “Why you gotta be so rude, don’t you know he’s human too?”  (Yeah, that is my jam). I know I touched on this subject here, but had to revisit it as we can never be reminded enough to do better and be better.

We must learn to say what we need to say in a kinder way because, “If we change our words, we can change our world!”

Watch the below video (which I am confident you’ve seen before) and remember, “You better watch your mouth!” Laughing Out Loud!


I’ve passed the baton to my fabulous sister over at The Reflections of A Good Woman where you will further be inspired to be positive, be kind and be gentle towards everyone you meet.

The Reflections of a Good Woman

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  • AwesomelyOZ says:

    That video is so beautiful and powerful – what she did was more beneficial than even handing him money. You’re definitely right, it’s important to watch our mouths but I think in the case of your peers, a few “words” would’ve done them some good! I’m the sassiest person in my circle/family too!! Or so I’m told lmao 🙂 I knew there’s a reason we connect so well 😉 Have a great one love! -Iva

    • YGladney says:

      Yes ma’am. I’ve calmed down a lot of the years honey I was and still am (to some degree) a handful, but in a positive way. I love people and don’t want to ever be that person who sends someone over the edge. So, “I watch my mouth!”

      Happy Thursday Iva

  • Emerald says:


    This post is so true! As an adult I now understand that there is so much power in the words we speak. Thank you so much for coming by my blog and leaving such encouraging messages. You certainly have the gift of encouragement and I pray God continue to bless you! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    • YGladney says:

      Hello Lady Emerald! Yeah, it took me a while, but, God led me to a $4.00 “Does Your Tongue Need Healing?” that changed my life! I’ve been mindful of my words since that time.

      I enjoy your blog as I can feel the great energy and sincerity!

      Thanks for visiting Beautiful Soul XOXO

  • Charles Ray says:

    We all need to remember that words ‘can’ hurt, and be mindful of how our words affect others. Thanks for sharing this.

    • YGladney says:

      Yes! You are right, Charles! Words have impacted more lives than we will ever know. Especially when they fall on a child’s ears. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Keyonda says:

    Such a great post. I’m learning about keeping my mouth closed and I’ve been working with my 7 year old on keeping quiet and minding his own business. I think its very important, thanks for sharing!

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