Did you ever stop to think how powerful your words can be? How much impact they can have on the people around you? How much they can inspire someone? Or how much they can hurt?
We may not realize it, but our words can have a huge impact on someone’s mood, whether positively or negatively. The words we speak have the power to totally uplift someone or to totally crush them.
When we share our stories, our pains, our happiness, our lessons, or our thoughts with someone, we can indirectly help them or inspire them. When we give compliments, we can make them smile for the rest of the day. When we give valuable advice, we can make a huge difference in their life. When we give words of encouragement and support, we can give them strength. When we use words of love and appreciation, we can boost their confidence. When we give words of kindness, we can restore hope within them.
But when we laugh at their dreams, we can destroy their motivation. When we make un-thoughtful jokes, we can embarrass them. When we give nonconstructive criticism, we can crush their confidence. When we use disrespectful words, we can wound them. When we use words of discouragement, we can bring them down. When we don’t weigh our words carefully, we can hurt them.
So always weigh your words carefully before you speak and ask yourself: How do you want your words to affect the people around you? I know I always want to inspire them and lift them up. What about you?
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