Ever have a recurring theme to your day?? There was a day last week where I had several conversations revolving around, situations related to and moments when “A soft answer turns away wrath” has never been more true. All in the space of about 4 hours. It was the kind of day that made me insanely grateful to my Mom for teaching my to hold my tongue and to think before I speak from a young age.
The fact that I was even inspired to write this post makes me a little sad. I’m a grown woman, an adult, a human capable of making life altering decisions. In the space of moments I can either build or destroy others with a few carelessly chosen words. And yet I’ve watched people online and in real life destroy more often than they build.
I vividly remember some of the unkind words spoken to me as a child. Unchecked those words can come back to haunt me in moments of weakness. I’m pretty sure that the person that spoke them had no idea that their words have power to impact me like that , but impact me they did.
So here’s my PSA for the day… Chose your words wisely, once said, they can’t taken back. Words have power and the impact of your words can last years, and sometimes decades.