Word Power…

Isn’t it so interesting as children we all heard that little rhyme…sticks and stones can break your bones but names can never hurt me…

who came up with that?  Of all things false that is probably the most blatant!

I can’t think of things that hurt worse than words.  Words have such a power of good and bad.

I have never been so hurt by words or felt so good by someones words.

Yesterday, on Facebook one of my newer friends posted this:

Lori wrote: “Tammy, you are always building people up and helping them feel good about themselves. My jaw drops when I see you in a room of people, each one basking in YOUR light. It’s like a spiritual experience EVERY SINGLE TIME! I’ve never been to an event you’ve organized where I haven’t walked away feeling better about myself, my story, my connection to the community and the world as a whole. That, my sister, is one incredible gift! You do that for each and every person you come into contact with. What a spirit you are!”

This simple message from her brightened my day and it reminded me of the power of our words.  We hold that power to lift up or bring down.  I want to be reminded to use our words to do no harm…but instead to lift up.

I want to practice this today, want to practice with me?


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