When you squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube, you cannot put it back in. The same can be said about the words that come out of our mouths. Once they come out, they cannot be put back in.
Words are powerful in both positive and negative ways. To build a culture of kindness, we must realize the power of our words. We must realize our words can have a great positive effect or a devastatingly negative effect on those who hear them. A culture of kindness can only be built when the words that come out of our mouths or from our hearts are saturated with the power to lift people up, encourage them, and give them the strength to get through whatever it is that is happening in their day.
It does not matter that you did not mean it or were joking; sometimes, words just hurt. When we use them, we have a responsibility to do so with an awareness of their impact.
We can activate the power of evil or the power of life with our tongue; words matter.
Proverbs 12:18 – The words of the reckless pierce like swords but the tongue of the wise bring healing.
Remember to keep the circle positive, peaceful and loving. ©
Written with love.
Joy M. Mills (IP)
Copyright © 2020
**This article is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. This article was written to support, not replace medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional care if you feel you have a condition.