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The Power of Words

on March 6, 2013

 RudyardKiplingQuoteAs Rudyard Kipling so noted with his famous quote, there is power in words. Verbally words can make or break a situation, render heart-warming tenderness or hurl the harshest of cruelty. Do we say what we think or do we take a breath and think before speaking? Most would agree the latter is best but at the same time, more than likely all can relate experiences with the former.

Wisdom guides us to choose words wisely because once they are said they cannot be undone. Even the written word once passed forward has its impact the minute the words are read. Right to the heart! That’s where they go. They do not pass go, they do not collect $200. They land either softly as a feather as it graciously glides through the air or as hard as a rock hitting the bottom of a shallow pond.

Life is full of surprises, thorns, ups and downs. Laugh and smile at the surprises, enjoy the rose in spite of its thorny stem, look upward for guidance and make the downers uppers simply through thoughtful interpretation and perception.

Choose your words wisely and be a witness to the difference!

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16 responses to “The Power of Words

  1. joseyphina says:

    Nice post, Sharla.

  2. Carol Sand says:

    Reblogged this on Carol Sand MAP Houston.

  3. stutleytales says:

    Wonderful words of wisdom, Sharla. so true 🙂

  4. Christina ~ says:

    My all time favorite quote!! Indeed words have do much power!! Well said my friend…very well said! 🙂

  5. Teepee12 says:

    Remember “sticks and stones …. but words can never hurt me”? Even when we were kids we knew that wasn’t true. My mother always said that the sharpest sword was a well-honed tongue. I think that was her way of telling me to shut up.

    Words matter and can never be unsaid. I have concluded it is better to be kind than smart.

  6. So true Sharla, and so thought provoking

  7. Micki Peluso says:

    Nice post, Sharla, I did two like this on the power of words. I always tell my grandsons that the cuts and bruises will fade but their cruel words never will, so be careful what you say.

  8. Mark says:

    Saw this video on FB, love how you added your thoughts about words to it!

  9. Lyn says:

    How true that is Sharla, in fact, the Apostle James said much the same thing…”A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it!

    It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.” (James 3:3-6)

    • christine says:

      Sharla although I missed all your posts while in hospital I can catch up now I am hone until my surgery and it is funny I open this one first. I ALWAYS taught my kids that no matter how angry you get Never say anything you cannot take back. Even though you say sorry once out of your mouth there is no taking it back. Now I need to go catch up on the dozens Iof posts have missed

  10. joseyphina says:

    Hello Sharla,I’ve nominated you for the hugs award. Please visit http://joseyphina.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/the-hugs-award/ for the link to the award image. Stay blessed.

  11. My parents always said choose your words wisely and don’t put in writing what you don’t want the whole world to read. We all need to think about how we say things they don’t always come across to others the way we meant for them. Thanks for the reminder.

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  13. Raani York says:

    I LOVE this post!! It’s so true. Words can cause pain, serious damage, injuries… It’s sometimes better to remain silent… *sigh*

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