The Power of Words
Below is a very good quotation about the power of words. Once something has been said, it can never be taken back. Even if you apologize for it, you still cannot erase the words from the other person’s mind.
Do you remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words can never hurt you.”
Not true! Words can hurt you and others very much. There is tremendous power in the words we speak and the thoughts we think, especially the ones we think and speak over and over again. They then become our beliefs and can run our lives unconsciously. This can also work in a very positive way. We never know when our words will inspire and uplift someone, or when something we say can change someone’s life for the better.
I ran into a young boy in the elevator today and he looked very sad. He was looking at his school paper and it had three red marks on it. I asked him what was the matter and he said. “I got three wrong.” And so I said, “Three out of how many?” And he replied, “Three out of 100”. I answered, “So you mean you got 97 RIGHT! If you ask me, that’s pretty close to GENIUS!” He looked up at me, his face beaming with the most delicious smile and then he literally skipped out of the elevator.
A few minutes, a few WORDS, a small miracle! This goes to prove the power of words
Today as you move about your world, pay close attention to what you are thinking and saying. You may just be the small miracle that someone else is waiting for.
* Words are more powerful than any army.
Swifter than a light beam. Words can ruin friendships.
Words can attract people to you, or drive them away.
Words can persuade others to take all sorts of actions.
Go to war. March for peace. To laugh. To cry. To buy.
Words in your “self-talk” can make you sad or happy.
Choose words you say to yourself or to others with the utmost care.*
~ Ted Nicholas ~
BIO: Carole Matthews is an intuitive medium and inspirational speaker with clients coast to coast and she is the host of her own radio shows. Carole is grateful that she can travel with her gift and meet many interesting people. For more information, visit her website http://Carolematthewsintuitive.com