It’s time to share this week’s Words for the Week.
This come from Chris Snook from his original book Wealth Matters, co-written with Chet Snook. I picked these words to share because, I feel, we are in the middle of a no-holds-barred war — one that starts with loose words and have led to increased bullying and hurt.
Yeah, the phrases have been there for years, but it’s time to remember words DO matter — both spoken words and written words. And we have the power to change the way we communicate.
So, here’s today’s Words for the Week.
“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!”
We all heard that saying when we were children, and, like so many other childlike chants, it was a great myth. Words do have power, immense power, and they can cause much pain, because when they are repeated in negative fashion, people, especially children, may end up believing them. “You’re a bad boy,” “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You’re a loser,” “Does your face hurt? It’s killing me.”
These are only slight examples of the negative language we often hear. We have all heard them, and unfortunately have been guilty of dishing them out as well.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: The bubbling brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.