Good morning, my faithful readers!! Hi, Mom…
I am an Aunt to 5 little munchkins, two of my little’s love to talk. They start as soon and they get up, and they don’t stop until they are in bed…even then they are still expressing themselves.
Which got me thinking, words are amazing. While my two little’s can talk a mile a minute and not really “care” what they say. Words are the most powerful tool we have at our disposal.
Every day we use this tool, and we use it in two different ways. We either speak or write. For authors, and writers like myself, words are…well, life.
Words are powerful. Research shows people use between 7,000 to 15,000 words per day. (Definitely more if you are a mom or wife)
But, often in some of those 10,000 words per day do you use the words ‘thank you’? Or ‘please’? Or maybe compliment someone?
We have this incredible tool and yet we don’t take advantage of it.
Someone you come across might be having a really bad day, and maybe saying ‘hi’ with a smile just might make it better. Or make it worse…who knows!
Maybe say ‘thank you’ to the check out person at the store. I’m sure they don’t hear that often.
We have the ability to make someone’s day better, but sometimes we are caught up in our own world and we don’t.
But, like any tool, you must use it carefully…because there is a dangerous side to this powerful resource as well.
A couple of months ago I discovered a new song while listening to some of my music stations. And the more I listened to it, the more it became my “theme song” for every time I write a blog post or something similar. The chorus is what stands out the most:
Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or put it out
Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
I think sometimes we underestimate how our words impact others. Every word that comes from our mouth cannot be taken back. You can’t put the toothpaste back into the tube.
So, before you speak, think.
My point of this unique and somewhat “deep” post is this. First, we often don’t take full advantage of our words. And second, we use the same tongue to say something really nice and to express how that particular driver should drive.
We can use the same energy to build up and to tear down.
So, T.H.I.N.K before you speak.