Introspective Insights

Introspective - adj: Examining sensory and perceptual experiences. Insight - n: The capacity to discern the true nature of a situation.

Words Matter

This theme keeps washing over me, running into me, terrifying me, and comforting me – words matter, words matter. I hear it echoing to me when I tell Jerry I love him, when I tell the kids that I delight in them, when I cry out to God. Those are peaceful words, comforting words, exciting words. But when my heart races in anger, my words hurt, cause fear, elicit tears. And I know I can’t take them back, because they have weight and power and I can only try to regain the ground I’ve lost and repair the pain. But those words, they matter and they stick and splinters of them permanently attach to those in their path.

Words matter – use them to greet a stranger – maybe you are the first person they talk to today.
Words matter – use them to compliment – we all could use a positive word.
Words matter – use them to pray – isn’t that the power all of us have to truly change the world?
Words matter – use them for verbal peace and over time, those actions follow.
Words matter – think before you wield them, use them wisely, for good, for love.

Words matter.

About jenniferpowell@introspectiveinsights.com

Hi! I'm Jennifer. I'm here in my little corner of southeastern Michigan observing relationships, family, and the world hoping to dig deeper and find the divine spark in it all. Thanks for visiting!

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