I heard a quote lately that had me stop in my tracks…one that got me to really stand still in the moment and think about what I just heard.

The quote was, “No matter how bad it gets, you can always make it worse.”


Initially, I thought, “This is a horrible quote, one I cannot relate to.” But as I thought deeper, I saw how this quote is so true and one we ALL need to remember.

We need to remember this when we are about to say something to someone that will hurt their feelings.

We need to remember this quote when we are exhausted and need a break but decide to send one more email.

Yes, we can always make it worse.

The next time you are feeling a tug from your heart not to say something, to stop where you are and go to bed…listen, because we can always make it worse.