"Never underestimate the power of the spoken word."Just a simple line, for sure but its true. Sometimes a floodgate of memories can be released when a word is spoken. Sometimes we do not realize the power of our words will have on someone else.
Written words can be the same. I can read something and long after I have put the passage down, the thoughts are still in my mind.
The words on this page tell of my Grandfather's Funeral. I was two years old when he passed away, too young to remember him. I see his pictures and look into the eyes and long for a bit of time to get to know him as well. All I have are words written on yellowed paper to remember him by.
Words are powerful. Words can soothe the soul, lighten the load, gladden the heart, or cut to the bone. We all have the ability with our words to make a difference in the lives of those who hear us speak. We all can choose that impact our words will have.
I was cut today by a word. And when this person discovered it hurt me they repeated it again. I asked them not to but they did anyways.
Watch your words, because you never know. Make your words a soft place to land.