Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Power of Words

I always hate the term.. "it's only words".
Or in school hearing.. "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me."
Wrong Wrong and Wrong!!!

Anyways I saw this pic on one of the blogs I go to and it really struck me... something I've been thinking a lot about lately. Words and the powerful affect they can have on people for good and for bad.

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."

While we don't think about that too often, it's so true.

There's nothing else that can make my day brighter than to hear "I Love You". Love is such a powerful thing... I feel it so often but don't say it enough. So for someone to take that strong of an emotion and verbalize it to me, it's pretty darn special. Kind and gentle words can go such a long way.

And in the same breath, words can hurt to the depths of my core. I have been the giver and receiver of ugly words and nothing good can come out of it. What some people feel as "just being honest", can also be the stone that gives the final blow. We just never know.

Anyways without going on and on and on about this, we should always strive to choose our words wisely. Say kind words freely and often and be careful with those that could potentially cause pain when it's really not our place to do so. Sure- a lot of times they can't be avoided but I have to wonder how many friendships and other relationships can be saved if we just think before we say. And how many can be stronger by opening up with the good words we feel.

I am so guilty of this which is why I'm writing this. Well and because it's my blog so I can!!!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!! We're off to our much anticipated vacation! Pics to follow... since it's my blog, I plan to brag all I can!!!

Much love to all my readers!!


Kris said...

What on earth are you doing up & posting at 5:38 AM???? Crazy person you are.

Thank you for this post. If it's OK with you, I might use some parts of it for my lesson today in YW. You always say it so well....

I love you!!! (Just in case you didn't know)

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Kenningtons said...

That pic is sooooo cool! Can't wait to read about & see pictures of your vacation.