We all carry some pretty powerful weapons on our lips. The same lips carry band aids for the the soul.
Sometimes words are the most exceptional of things. I myself am a lover of affirmation. So I am a lover of positive words.
But there have been words that have wounded me deeply. Because they hold the same power when they are terrible as well.
Quick. Slow. Quiet. Hopeful. Lies. Truth.
The thing about words, is that they represent something more. They represent a person. And I’ve learned something. From God, from my mother, and from my father. Words should not be said unless you mean them. If you say something positive, you best follow through. Or else your words will quickly mean nothing. If you say something negative, you need to realize that those words carry on. They carry on to the trust that someone has for you later. They carry on to the trust they have for others.
Do you really need to use that name?
Do you really need to express your anger while you’re angry?
Is it really their fault? Or are you calling them what you should be calling yourself?
Words are powerful. They can make people stay. They can make people cry. They can make people laugh. And they can also make people leave.
Here are some of my favorite songs about words. Today, and every day, think long and hard and choose them wisely. Think about what you would feel being talked about that way. And what you would feel if you said those things to someone. They can change everything.
…because love wins.