They're just consonants and vowels. Just sounds organized into frameworks we call words.
What do they matter? But so much of our world is affected by words. Words from the President to the Nation, from Preachers to congregations, from Daddies and Mamas to children, from children to friends and siblings. Words everywhere. We couldn't live a normal day without them.
Perhaps I am more affected by them than others. But I think not. If they are gentle, curious and encouraging, I want to do better and feel loved and am inspired by them. If they are hard, edgy, and said thinly and with annoyance or anger, it's hard to think of anything else.
Words are huge. Strange things, and powerful. There are some thing in the every day carrying out of things that can take little or no extra time, but that can affect the surroundings and people considerably.
Kind words are one of them and will never be regretted.
How much Words Reflect, too. It's as if they hold that magic mirror of the Beast's that says "Show Me Gabrielle," as soon as I open my mouth…That's kindly disturbing.
I hope I can grow in speaking well, and speaking gently. Speaking so that instead of someone feeling discouraged, shoved away or inadequate, they might feel like they've just had a conversation consisting of 'Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver'.
:: just a few of the many things proverbs has to say on the matter ::
'There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.' 12.18
'The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.' 10.19-21
'A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breech in the spirit.' 15.4
'Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.' 16.24