Let's move from cat-language to the english language...
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. - Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians
Check out the great blog today from Trey Morgan on being careful with the words we use.
Which list do you speak from more often?
Negativity is a cancer. It destroys relationships. Yes, talk can be cheap. But it can also be very expensive.
I've lived my life around one that uses all of the first list, and little of the second. I probably didn't fully realize how much that affected me until I came to work with Terry Rush here in Tulsa. His words are packed with the second list, and none of the first list. What a refreshing change! What new life it breathes into a person!
So, resolve to let your words be expensive - not in terms of the damage they do, but rather in terms of the great riches of love and encouragement that they share with others!