If sticks and stones may break my bones… then so do words!
I know the old saying ‘words will never hurt me’ were meant to teach us that what others say has no effect on us… but who are we kidding!
Words can hurt! In fact… words effect us in a multitude of ways. Isn’t it funny that we’re taught to respond to kind words by saying ‘Thank You’… but we’re expected to be non-responsive to any mean-spirited words that come our way.
We can try and try, but it’s too difficult… because it’s against human nature.
The truth is…
WORDS ARE TOO POWERFUL NOT TO BE EFFECTIVE!
The #1 consistent exercise we do daily is TALK!!! So the question is…
HOW ARE YOUR WORDS EFFECTING PEOPLE?
Or basically, what are your words doing to people?
On a daily basis…
ARE YOUR WORDS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE?
ARE YOUR WORDS HELPING PEOPLE?
ARE YOUR WORDS DECEIVING PEOPLE?
ARE YOUR WORDS HURTING PEOPLE?
ARE YOUR WORDS GIVING PEOPLE HOPE…
OR ARE YOUR WORDS DISCOURAGING PEOPLE?
ARE YOUR WORDS IMPROVING SOMEONE’S DAY?
ARE YOUR WORDS CAUSING SOMEONE STRESS?
ARE YOUR WORDS A BLESSING TO OTHERS…
OR DO YOU CURSE AT PEOPLE?
WORDS HAVE POWER…
BUT NOT AS MUCH POWER AS THE PERSON CHOOSING TO USE THEM!