Words. Words can heal. Words can scar. Whether you believe it or not, words really do matter. When they come spilling out of your mouth, you might not even realize you hurt someone. Maybe that someone will always remember those words, maybe they will always beat them down through the tough times, maybe-to certain people it will make them close up. It’s possible that they won’t want to talk to people anymore, for fear of what people will think or say. Of course, everyone reacts differently. A few kind words can do far as well. I, myself have to work on this as well. It’s easy for us to say things, because we don’t think of them before we speak.
A year ago or so, I had lost my voice from a cold. Completely. There was no talking. When I tried to talk, only a few scratchy words made it out of my mouth. It made me think, made me choose my words wisely..in that way we should think before we speak. If it sounds kind, go right ahead. Say it. If not, keep it in. Say something nice to replace those words. If it sounds iffy to you, it’s best not to say anything at all, more than likely if it’s iffy to you it might hurt the other person you are speaking to. Really think about it. I’m sure most of us need to work on it..I know I do.
It takes a million compliments to build you up. And one insult to send it all crashing down. – unknown
Words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless. – Mother Teresa
Sometimes, not saying anything is the best answer. You see, silence can never be misquoted. – unknown