Growing up I often heard the phrase, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me”. In theory this sounds great doesn't it…but in hindsight I’m not so sure if this is true.
It's funny, as a kid whenever someone said something mean that phrase would be my comeback, I’d even repeat it back to myself… but somehow what the person had just said still hurt! Words are powerful, probably more powerful than you and I can ever imagine.
With the knowledge that words have power, this means they can be used for good or bad, to lift people up or bring them down, to make someone’s day or ruin it. You are influential and so are the words you speak. So how are you using them? Are they for good or bad, are they lifting people up or bringing them down, are they used to make someones' day or ruin it?
Why not take some time this week to look at how you use words?