Research indicates that every day, the average woman will say 20,000 words, and the average man will say 7,000 words.

Arising from this, two questions come to mind, “What kind of words do we speak? Do we use the words that we speak to hurt, to heal, to harm or to help?”

We sometimes use words simply and without much thought; but the questions posed here suggest that we need to pause before we use words, and when we do so, the tremendous power in words becomes evident.

It is awesome that we have the capacity to use words that can bring healing and strength to others. The words that we speak can add joy, enhance hopes, and sustain the health of the people around us.

On the other hand, it is sad that we have the capacity to use words that bring hurt to others. The words that we speak can destroy, tear down, break down, and devastate the people in our lives. Speaking hurtful or demeaning words to others can result in their failure and low self-esteem. “The tongue has no bone, but it is strong enough to break a heart”, so they say. Continue Reading "Words Can Build, Words Can Destroy Too"