Friday, May 20, 2011

Words

"Only speak words that make souls stronger.” Ann Vaskamp

Just imagine if we all spoke words to make each other stronger. What a wonderful place this would be.

Imagine the kinds of thoughtful conversations we would have.

Think about how good you would feel speaking such words to loved ones. Think about how good they’d feel receiving words that elevated them.

I also think that strong words don't necessarily mean sweet words. Sometimes honesty stings.

Do you believe souls can indeed speak only those words that make others stronger?

13 comments:

  1. I do believe that...but it takes strength and practice, practice, practice! Then if you slip up, you can jump right back in being kind!

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  2. Ah, honestly, I think that's a lofty goal...a good one, but so hard to achieve all the time. We all get frustrated, and we all say things at some point in time that we wish we could take back. I do, however, think it is something to strive for. What a better place the world would be if we were all focusing on this!

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

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  3. Oh this would make the world a much nicer place, wouldn't it? I am not sure if this could ever be obtained. There are so many people who are consumed with jealously and anger and this creates the unkindness that goes around the world. However, we can start by doing this ourselves and hopefully it will pass on to others. We can only work on ourselves, which is work in itself. As long as we know that we have done the right thing and said kind words to help build others up then all is good. Have a great day my friend!

    Mama Hen

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  4. That is a very lofty goal, and I honestly think it's way easier with people that aren't as close to you. I have the hardest time with this when it comes to my husband :( So sad, i know - but just being honest. I need to think about this a lot!!!

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  5. The world would be a different place if it were that way, right? Interesting post!!

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  6. I think that's such a great message. I imagine you are awesome at that with everyone you meet. I try to speak encouraging words to everyone, but I know I could do better.

    Look at you, Ms. 500 Followers!!

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  7. We can speak those words, if we choose. It's difficult to stop those unhealthy patterns and redirect them to more positive ways of thinking and living. We have to believe it's worth the effort.

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  8. If only everyone in the world did that. How amazing would that be! Like others have said it can start with us. Every little bit counts... Right!?

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  9. Have a great weekend my friend! Stopped by to say hi!

    Mama Hen

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  10. Yes, I (would like to) believe that souls only speak strong words and words that make others stronger. They could either make others feel good or bad but the point is that those words have the capacity to strengthen who we truly are and / or who we could potentially be. The point is that it speaks only the truth. It's our personalities that perhaps cloud that truth, making us evade it, sugarcoat it, or withhold it altogether. Words are indeed powerful. And as I've written before, sometimes I feel like it's the only thing I have. It's during those times when I feel I really have to make each of them count.

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  11. This is a good thought. I can honestly say that I have never thought that my soul has a voice. But I guess it is ultimately my soul that is speaking. Nice perspective. : )

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  12. How beautiful the world would be if souls would indeed speak only words that build others up. It is one of my dreams. Perhaps untainted, in the purest form, souls were meant to do this for one another all the time. Realistically, I'm glad we could do it even some of the time because Lord knows we all need more encouragement in life.

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  13. It is amazing how powerful our words are. We can build each up or tear each down with just a statement. Thought provoking, as always. :)

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