I sincerely believe that it is far more beneficial and far less costly to help a child build confidence than it is to fix an adult who has little or none.

Do you carry a weapon with you?

on November 19, 2012

Many people would answer ‘no’ to this question, however, everyone in this world carries one of the most dangerous weapons with them all the time.  What?!!?  Yes, we do.  We carry a weapon that is so destructive it can tear apart families, destroy relationships and even cause death.

What am I referring to?  Our tongue.  It is such a small part of us, but it can be more dangerous than guns or knives and cause a mountain of damage in our lives.

When we speak we can choose to use positive words or negative words.  Positive words can impart valuable information, they can encourage, they can help others.  Negative words can spread lies, discourage and hurt others.  Words can not only hurt others, they can also hurt ourselves if we are using negative self-talk and repeating the lies that others have told us.

There is a reason why we have 1 tongue, 2 eyes and 2 ears.  We SHOULD listen more and see more than we speak.  However many people lash out at others before they even consider the consequences of their words.  Bullying is a good example of how words affect people.   Watch the following short video clip called, ‘words hurt’ –

Let’s all try to be more careful with our ‘weapon’ and try to ‘kill people with kindness’ instead of destroying them with our words.


3 responses to “Do you carry a weapon with you?

  1. rusty says:

    I can totally relate to this and was thinking of doodling something on this! And the words hurt not the physical self like a weapon but the very soul of a person.

  2. imconfident says:

    Thanks for the response. People just don’t realize the power of their words. If everyone could just say nice things to each other, it would be a better world. It would be awesome if you created some of your doodles on this topic – your drawings are very good. Visual images are very effective in making a point. I wish I could draw but instead I create powerpoint presentations to get my point across.

  3. rusty says:

    Thank you for your kind words! I do have a story for a doodle but that will take me to a dark place. Will need some time to think of something positive for it. Will let you know if it materialise. 😀

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