This sign was in a courtyard area in the Roppongi Hills neighborhood of Tokyo. I saw it outside one of the most exclusive sushi restaurants in the city. It made me smile and think…in a nice way it sends a clear message. 

It made me think about how clearly I communicate what I want, and how nice are the words I use? No need to be blunt or rude or crass, no matter the topic. Be clear, be nice and it is done…even here when talking about controlling your pet, the sign is clear. 

I encourage us all to think about how we communicate our messages. We think people know what we mean, but do they really? If we aren’t clear and nice the real message we want to send might be missed.