Thursday, September 22, 2011

W is for Words

Today is
Jenny Matlock

Thursday means it’s time to visit Jenny Matlock at …off on my tangent… for Alphabe-Thursday.

Today's letter is W. There are a lot of words that begin with W. Writing for instance, but I've chosen not to write about writing. Instead, I'm going to write about words. Words are very powerful creatures.

I remember from childhood the ditty "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me."

That's not true. Words are mightier than a stone. They can cut through you in an instant. Words form who you are, what you become. Words change your life....

16 comments:

JennieB said...

The more I write, the more I've learned to value each word. I'm also a parent of a child with autism, who has no words, so fully appreciate the awesome power of communication.

storybeader said...

that is so true!
I'm reading "The Help" right now, and words changed a lot of their lives around! Yes, W is a great letter! {:-Deb

beckyp said...

great post I did mine on words too but a different angle

♥α§ђ£ε¥™♥ said...

Oh, I should have written about that..........I have written about that before, so it may have been a bit redundant

lissa said...

without words, I would not be able to communicate, at least not very well.

Stacy said...

Visiting from SheWrites and loving this post. Words are powerful weapons and often stick with us for a lifetime while physical injuries heal. Thanks for posting!

Growing Old With Grace said...

I just applied to Ruby For Women and found you there. This post is so relevant. I have been on the receiving end of hurtful words too many times, and I can only hopeto be forgiven for my own words. Thank you!
I am your newest follower on google friend connect an networked blogs and soon I hope on Ruby. Hugs, Pat Growing Old With Grace at http://www.facebook.com/GraceinAZ

Jan Cline said...

I always wondered about that saying. Words are absolutely the worst pain administrators. It's our responsibility to put more positive ones out there!

Fi said...

I love words, throwing them around on a page (or screen) listening to the rhythm of them in the dialogue in my plays. Thanks for this post.

Dazee Dreamer said...

I believe words will hurt you deeper than a stick or stone ever will. Whoever made that saying up, is up in the night. I still hurt over words spoken while growing up. Great post.

Our Village is a Little Different said...

How true, how true.. I can still remember words, good and bad all the way back through my life. I love when they are used for lifting up and encouraging! We are huge fans of vocabulary, too. Even my boys.

-Catherine

H said...

I totally agree about the power of words. They can build or tear down!

Judie said...

This is a wonderful post, and well worth remembering! Brava!!

Eliza Wynn said...

Great post! Words definitely have power.

Jenny said...

Oh bravo!

What a wonderful post!

I have always felt the major problem with words is that once uttered you can never, ever take them back.

Ugly ones last forever.

Lovely ones the same.

Thanks for a thoughtful and thought provoking link this week. I felt the power of your words here.

A+

Liz said...

Words are powerful. I gave a talk on freedom of speech not being the same as freedom to say whatever the heck you want to no matter how offensive it is. I actually yelled out some very famous hurtful words that no one will say in public anymore. I just wish that words like "retard" would get that same status.

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