As a child, I was always told that it is not what we say, but the nature of how we say it. It’s choosing to live life aware of how our words affects others, not so that we might censor ourselves, but so we can best deliver our message to the world.
Words hold a tremendous power over us.
They can’t be seen, yet they leave fossils of memories inside of our hearts. They have the power to make us shed tears over sorrow or joy, and they have the ability to make us fall into hate or rise into love.
They have the ability to not only change our day, but to change our life.
What if we took the slow road with our words? What if we spoke the same way that we make love?
What if the words that passed our lips became our history and part of who we are—to speak simply is a treasure, but to speak beautifully is to be eternal.
Sometimes we use the power of our words for pain, and we thrash words against those who have hurt us. We are all human and doing the best we can, but it is not in these moments that our true power is evident.
Instead, let us cast spells of wonder on the world through the beauty of our words; let us not speak out of necessity but out of love. Let our words drip with tangerine sunlight down upon fingertips stained in truth. Let our eyes water from the beauty of love, and our hearts skip a beat over the spaces in between of what is being said.
Let us speak words, not just from our mind, but from our soul and heart so that we may decorate the world with flowers of inspiration.
Let us embrace the power of words.
Author: Kate Rose
Editor: Catherine Monkman