Words have ramifications.
Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Recently I attended the wedding of a young couple who had written their own vows - beautiful, meaningful words given as gifts to one another. I started thinking again about the power of words. Words can bring joy and love, sorrow and hostility, and various emotions in between. Words have ramifications.
We have all heard the saying, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That saying is a lie, isn’t it? We may pretend words do not hurt us, but words can be deadly. Negative or cruel words seem to stick to us, making it difficult to forget them, and in some cases, forgive them. We’ve all experienced both sides. We’ve been the one to spew unthoughtful words and recipients of those same kind. We cannot control what others’ say or the way they say it, but we can control what we speak and how we speak it.
This week let’s focus on words that speak life! Words that are uplifting! Let the words we give into the world be words of love and joy! Live the way you want to be remembered!