“Words have incredible power. They can make people’s hearts soar, and they can make people’s hearts sore.” – Mardy Grothe
Never underestimate the effect words can have, for better or worse. The Bible’s book of James (chapter 3) is one of many sources of wisdom that remind us of the importance of guarding what we say. One reason I tend to prefer reading and writing to most live conversation is that it comes with a sort of “time delay,” which enables me to be a bit more cautious.
Written words have an additional benefit: they can be available to be read and seen again and again. That’s why posters, signs and Pinterest sites are full of inspiring quotes and witty sayings with which we decorate our homes and our computer screens.
Today, I encourage you to find a few ways to post some inspiring words where you can see them often. You can do a simple Google image search and come up with all kinds of ideas. Letters and cards from loved ones, magazine clippings and even catalogs can provide you with plenty of material to make yourself a small index card or larger collage to feed your mind with helpful and uplifting thoughts.
So if you thought words were just for books and blogs, think again! Use words to light up your living spaces and bring a smile to your face, or strength to your spirit. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments, or send a photo of a memorable quote that you have posted somewhere in your home or office, and I’ll upload it here. You can email it as an attached file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s surround ourselves with words to make our hearts soar!
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