Wake up in the morning and open your eyes wide. See the beauty in the world, smile and give thanks. See the ugly in the world, weep; then refuse to let it win. Do this and a life will be lived.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Power of Words

I consistently make mistakes. I am human. It happens. That doesn’t mean I stop trying, that I stop growing, that I give in and become less than who God intended me to be.
My greatest fault is choosing my words unwisely, letting frustration creep out and confusion set in. Sometimes I speak to quickly, without thinking. Sometimes I ramble on without purpose. It is important to think before you speak, to put aside the emotions clouding your mind and remember the power of the human voice. When we speak it affects others. Our words help shape our world. Imagine if we stopped criticizing for the sake of criticizing, if we stopped gossiping, if we stopped using words to boast, to hurt, to fill the void in the air.
I want to use my words to compliment, to promote change, to share the love of God, to create laughter, to make others smile, to educate, to comfort and to embrace. It won’t be easy, to let go of the foolishness that trips up my tongue. I will fall short at times, I know. That doesn’t mean I stop trying.