Word Affirm is a way to send positivity out.
Words can hurt or heal. There’s a children’s rhyme that says, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
It tries to convince a verbally bullied child to ignore the insult, avoid getting back at the name-caller, and remain calm and easygoing.
I write better when I am calm and easygoing. This state allows me to be transparent. People that have read my thoughts in the past have said things like:
“Thanks for baring your soul.”
“You’re honest. That’s nice.”
But it’s been a while since I’ve allowed that kind of honesty to surface again. Some people loved it. Others, not so much.
The ones that didn’t like what I shared, well, let’s just say I’d let what they said shut me down. I had worried what they thought of me.
It’s been years. My own kids are teaching me the beauty and importance of connection. You cannot thrive in life until you can be honest with yourself.
To gather courage to speak again, I’ve waded through a sort of emotional ocean while figuring out things like how to be have tougher skin while maintaining a tender heart. It’s been tricky.
But I believe I have enough to write again. That’s what this is. Letting my voice be heard. I hope it inspires you to let your voice be heard too. Sometimes just sharing your thoughts and feelings can lift up another person.
Words can break a bone… or save a life.
Often, what we want to hear from those we care about are the kinds of things we can say to encourage someone else. It doesn’t have to be your own words; it can be someone else’s words. Share something. You never know whose life you can touch, and possibly save, by a few kind words.
“The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry.” ~Proverbs 25:11
What words are you wanting to hear from a friend or loved one? What can you say to encourage or compliment someone today?