There is an old saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words, too, can damage and hurt. They can kill the spirit, doing far more harm than sticks and stones ever could. Words make a difference.
Powerful and positive words can heal and uplift. When spoken with truth, your words can change lives. Think about how you communicate. Your words can encourage people to achieve greatness. Your words can support and even heal someone’s suffering. Your words can nurture, nourish, and inspire not only yourself but others.
Sadly, emotions like hatred, fear, anger, frustration, and resentment can be expressed and fueled by words. Whether words are written or spoken, they have the power to break and destroy healthy environments, as well as relationships.
It is vital to always speak your truth, but we must be mindful about what we say and how we say it. Your words can change everything. Really think about the fact that your words hold incredible power both positively and negatively. Everything that is expressed verbally has the power to influence and change the lives of all you share your world with. It is your choice to use words that inspire or destroy.
The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. — Proverbs 12:18