Wednesday’s Word – Tact



Tact – a keen sense of what to say or do to avoid giving offense; skill in dealing with difficult or delicate situations. ~ Dictionary.com

The photo to the right is not how I would define tact!  In fact, I think that’s a pretty tactless thing to say.  However, some people feel that tact is not a virtue but a weakness; some even might argue that tactfulness is not being truthful about someone’s words or actions.

Tact is a synonym of Kindness.  How do you see the two words relating to each other, or not?



  1. In the South the expression “bless your (her/his) heart” is preceded by a subtle insult. When you hear it, you realize you’ve been insulted. Nonetheless, it’s charming and takes the sting out. Here’s an example: .She dyed her hair. I wish she’d realized that red is not her color..Bless her heart.

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