Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
Rather than wound others, we can bring healing.
“Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.” 1
When we respect both ourselves and the other person by choosing not to call anyone names, use putdowns, or attack with insults we make the world a better place.
Because name-calling hurts, “being called a name won’t admit you to a hospital, but words that shame wound deeply and can still hurt years later. After all, broken bones can be fixed, but hurtful words and taunts can cause pain for a lifetime. Insults, like name-calling, can create self-doubt that doesn’t go away. It’s even worse if a parent hurls verbal abuse.” 2
Instead, it’s true “a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” 3
Yes, “If you are cheerful, you feel good; if you are sad, you hurt all over.” 4
When we bring joyful and kind words of hope and encouragement we make the world a better place.
It’s especially important for those of us who are parents, leaders, supervisors and people in positions of authority.
#MakeTheWorldABetterPlace is mysilentscream.
1 – Proverbs 12:18, NLT
2 – Mama Rock’s Rules by Rose Rock with Valerie Graham
3 – Proverbs 17:22, NLT
4 – Proverbs 17:22, CEV