How would you feel if you were going through your day, happy, content and peaceful. You were doing your job, happy with your performance, taking care of your family and being there for friends in need. Then suddenly, someone; the boss, your spouse or a friend just cuts you verbally for no reason. Maybe they call your stupid, worthless, out of your mind or just plain start treating you poorly with a disgruntled attitude and sharp tongue. Chances are, you would feel shocked, hurt, angry, sad, confused or perhaps like your good intentions didn't matter. You might even feel unappreciated, deflated or overlooked.
Now think about this: how many times do people do that to one another in a day, a week a month, a year? Co-workers, husbands and wives, friends etc... How often do we find ourselves stressed out or anxious over something and snap at someone who didn't deserve it? We were cruel, unfriendly, demeaning or even insulting. Imagine how that makes the other person feel... think about how you feel when it happens to you. We should all think before we speak, and treat one another with a little more consideration and kindness in our day. Just think how different our lives would be if everyone considered the next persons feelings and stopped giving one another emotional slaps.