Our society is very judgemental of the ways and what of our commincations, be they spoken, written or physical. Perhaps rightly in some ways though. For few people take responsibility for the how, why and what of their own communications at all.
In this day and age, not only are many more conversations possible but they are actually happenning. It's an exciting time and taking ownership of our side of those conversations is even more important.
For Christians, the Bible speaks on more than one occasion about taking our tongue under control, and beyond that our thoughts. For everyone in general, much worldy advice has been given and I won't belabor that again here.
One point I did want to make is to reinforce that whether we intend to or not, we are constantly in communication with those around us, both in our homes, at work and online. People we've never met and know well in the same day we send out signals too.
My encouragement is that we put our best face forward and attempt to postively communicate. Not just be passive but choose what we say, to whom we say it, and in what manner it gets said. Have a lover? Have you made a connection with that person intentionally lately? How about that coworker two cubes down? Talked about anything but being bored at work?
What are you communicating?