“Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me.”
I heard that many years ago, but it is so far from the Truth, that we rarely hear it today.
The words we hear and the words we speak can harm us – but they can also enrich us, enlighten us, and encourage us to be all that we were created to be.
Words are powerful tools and it is important that we use these tools properly so as not to harm ourselves or those around us. Therefore, it is important that we choose our words carefully.
When we speak words that are harsh or harmful, we not only hurt the other person, but we hurt ourselves as well. Speak to others only as you would wish someone to speak to you – with kindness, gentleness, compassion, empathy, and honesty. It is a sure way to improve our relationships and improve how we feel about ourselves.
Quote of the Week
“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm to humiliate and to humble. “