THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON EARTH
When you think of some of the most powerful forces that we face in the world today, what are some things that come to mind?
Some might say nuclear weapons
Some might say mother nature with her tornados, tsunami’s and such
I’m sure that there are many thoughts and opinions out there regarding this, but in my opinion, one of the most powerful forces out there is grossly underestimated and often overlooked for its immense power and impact, and that is…
Yes, you heard right, words.
Something so invisible and unassuming as a word can either be a mighty force to build up or a mighty force to tear down.
Something to think about right?
I want you to think for a moment, how you have used this force in the last week, or maybe even over the course of your whole life, what kind of words are a regular part of your vocabulary?
Do you take every opportunity to build people up by speaking words of encouragement or hope, or are you someone who feels the need to point out every flaw and negative thing you might see in an individual?
If words were comic strips, good, kind encouraging words would be superheroes and negative hurtful words would be the villains. .
Lately this has been a struggle of mine and I am challenging myself to focus on what is good, kind, lovely and of a good report. I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying “if you can’t say something nice about someone then don’t say anything at all”, but I’d like to take it a step further and actually try to find something nice to say about everyone.
I’d like to offer up the same challenge to each of you reading this. In your encounters with people in the upcoming weeks, focus on the positive and even go a step further and speak out encouraging and uplifting words, you might be surprised at how it can change a person’s demeanor, and you may even be surprised to see what it does in your own heart as well.
Let’s take this one step further, let’s be mindful of our words in every situation, not only in reference to individuals, but how about we apply positive words to life situations in general?
It can’t hurt
I am a wife, a mom, a nana, a daughter, a sister, an aunt a niece and a friend. Family, friendships and faith are things I place a high value on, in other words, relationships. I am looking forward to reaching out and connecting with you through this blog, and it is my hope that I can bring a glimmer of encouragement and hope as we embark on this journey together