Monday, July 1, 2013

The Power of Words

Words are such interesting things.

Think about it.

Every word is made of the same twenty-six letters we all, if you live in the U.S., use. But the impact those letters have on a person depend on how we craft them together.

A compliment or positive word can lift someone's spirit for the rest of the day and give them the strength to move forward with their dreams.

The same letters can be used to craft a mean critique, review or comment that can make another feel terrible about themselves.

All this achieved by something we often take for granted and hardly give any thought to before opening our mouths. (Guilty as charged.)

Word are slippery creatures as well.

We use them to label ourselves, each other, object and whatever we feels needs a word to define it. Yet, how often does one word suffice?

For example, five words I label myself with are

Stubborn

Insecure

Reader

Writer

Shy

You could read those words and assume you know everything about me. But people, unlike objects, are not so easy to define with a quick word or two. We often have to take the time to look past initial labels and see what makes up their soul, spirit, core, whatever you choose to call it, in order to find the words that truly represent them.

This same principle applies to discovering the truths hidden within yourself.

I hope you all have a great Monday and a week full of wonderful words!

What words have touched you lately?


2 comments:

  1. Never assume. Words are one of the most powerful things in the universe. Words that touched me lately? Love, Honour, Truth.

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    1. Very true! Those are some awesome words, especially love. :)

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