Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” As I get older, like many of us I guess, being called names has limited impact.

Words though do still have the power to hurt. The pain is just as bad even if the words were not deliberately used to cause the hurt.

Too many people don’t think about how words may be received before they are spoken. How words may be received is just as important as the message they are trying to convey in my opinion.

Everyone needs to think about how they would react if they were on the receiving end of the words before letting loose. I don’t have a huge amount of time for people who say something that causes hurt and once it is pointed out to them say “I didn’t think” or “that wasn’t my intention”.

The simplest way to look at it I guess is before you speak put yourself in the recipient’s shoes and think how would you would feel if someone said that to you.

Blessed Be.

4 thoughts on “Sticks and Stones

  1. I love this post. I wish more people would consider the power of the words they are choosing to share. So much can be said with the particulars of words and order and emphasis and all that extra that goes into conversation and communication. I feel strongly if we understood the power we possess in sharing with others, and managed that power respectfully, the world would be a much better place for all. Because at the end of the day, no one would need to worry about hurt coming from someone else. And I think that’s something we would all like to experience – freedom from fear of hurting.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading so many of my pages. The little likes you chose to click absolutely floated my boat and gave me that beautiful thrill and chill of connecting with another person. I write so that I might share myself honestly with another soul. It is very meaningful to me that you took the time to browse through my collection of words written.

    I hope you are having a wonderful day and that the blessings are flowing forth freely. Much joy and bliss can be found in any given moment when focus is placed on the blessings to be found. I hope you have found a way to be appreciative of your blessings and take the time to enjoy the wealth of good feelings that come in the appreciation.

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