Words are the most powerful tool in the world. It can tear country’s apart, relationships, family’s, religion.
Words can make you cry, make you smile, make your heart break. When words are spoken from the heart it makes the world a brighter place. When words are spoke in anger it can make the the whole world bleak.
The thing about words, is how do you what to speak them? Do you want the words to be spoken in love, understanding and respect? Or do you want your spoken words to be hurtful, revengeful, hateful.
Once a word is spoken there is no way to take it back, they may be forgiven but most certainly never forgotten. Most times when words are spoken in haste and hate, the trust, respect is gone. Once those three things are gone they never may be regained.
Words are written as prophecy’s, parables, quotes, inspirational, comfort, and amusement. As with words in a good book there may be fear, love, dread, suspense for the reader. Once the book is put down the story is done. In a good book there will be parts of the book that will be taken away by the reader.
If life words were spoken as in a book, then once they were said, the person can close it up and it would never affect them again. Trouble is life words are not like that in a book. Words can be like a sword that cuts through the heart, never to be forgiven. Or they can be like a string of lights and stay in the heart of the person they were spoken too.
Some of us in life as we grow we learn that when hurtful words are spoken we just learned to ignore them and put them out of our life. There will always be some that keep the hurtfulness going.
If we look at our lives, we will see that hurtful word has ended a friendship, marriage, family. We all have been touched by words in some form or another. We ourselves in all honesty have spoken words in anger, hurt. Said things that hurt someone that we could never take back. Yet the words come forth from our mouth, it doesn’t matter how much we regretted those words, they may never be able to be retracted maybe never even forgiven.
Each one of us can ask ourselves. Did we learn from it? Are we careful on the way we speak our words? Have we spoken words that are hurtful to someone again?
For myself, I hope I have not spoken hurtful words to anyone. If I have then come to me and let me know for I will not speak again. There is much hate, revenge, spite in this world. I for one do not want to be part of a world that is not that of love.
So the next time you speak a word: Think will it hurt someone? Will someone take offense to it? Is there a better way to speak those words? Is it really important to speak them?
This weekend, words have opened wounds that will never be repaired. There was no reason for them to be spoken. They will never be forgotten nor forgiven. There is no apology that could make up for the harm of them. If we all think before we speak then there should never be a hurtful word spoken.
For me I want my words to be remember, cherished, understood. I can make a mark in the world by the words I speak, I want them to be positive. For words will never cease, I want mine to make a difference.
Causes Wende Plante aka Billy-Joe Supports
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