Who remembers their mum saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

In a world full of hate-speech, trolling and anonymous keyboard warriors, it sometimes feels as though the world would be a very quiet place if we all listened to our mums.

But I suspect that we don’t have to be quiet.

I suspect that there’s always something nice to say.

A word of encouragement.

An acknowledgement of a job well done.

A quick thank you.

A positive quote or motivational story.

A gentle prompting to keep going.

A prayer.

If you don’t have anything nice to say, you’re probably not trying hard enough to think of something.