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🌺Why Do We Only Have One Mouth?


This is an interesting myth associated with parts of our facial features. We have two eyes to discern things, two ears to differentiate, one nose, and two nostrils to distinguish scent. But, why do we only have one mouth? It is not there for us to make excuses.


Let me share my idea with you. We only have one mouth so we should use it wisely. If we are sorry for what we have said then we will provide a reason to support our narrative. I think this is reasonable and necessary to communicate. “Providing a reason” can be regarded as an excuse, but it’s OK as long as there is a logical reason for it. But what if we tell a lie to cover up our mistakes to the point of hurting another person and causing unnecessary problems.

God could possibly take it out on us…

So I strongly believe we have one mouth because we have to take responsibility for what we say.


Generally, one of the main functions of our mouth’s is to communicate with others. But, even though we only have one mouth, there are many more ways we can communicate: A-arm around one’s shoulder when they are feeling sad, applause to admire someone’s success or achievements, a clenched fist slammed on a table to express anger, biting one’s lip when feeling nervous or angry to the point that we are struggling to hold back our strong and possibly offensive words and feelings. Our actions are perhaps more honest than our words and can often be a more effective means of communication. In reference to this, the mouth is not just a tool to communicate.


The bottom line is, we only have one mouth so we should do everything within our power to resist saying one word too many that can hurt other people’s feelings. Excusing is fine, telling a white lie is OK, but not an intentional one and verbal abuse is a big No No!


We have a saying, “The mouth is the source of all disaster.” Unfortunately in this day and age, “verbal abuse” is becoming more serious than ever before, so we have to take full responsibility for what we say because once we have said what we have said it can’t be taken back or can’t be disregarded as if it was never said.