It has been said that words are but 7% of communication. This may be true, but not all the time.
Imagine getting a card from someone you care about in the mail with just 8 words on it.
“Just wanted you to know I love you.”
What do you feel? What is communicated?
Imagine getting a different card from that same person with 8 different words on it.
“I can’t see you any more. I’m sorry.”
What do you feel then? What is communicated?
Our words have the power to cut to the heart in one fail life giving swoop, or crippling blow. How many can think back to a painful memory where flippant words left you limping even today from the wound it left. How many of you have received the courage to create the life you have today from well placed encouragement of one who cares?
I think we all have examples of each.
I propose to give the life giving, encouraging and love inducing words at every opportunity you possibly can. You may soon realize that you too need this support. If you have been sowing into your world in this way you will ride this wave of incoming help in time of need right to the life of your dreams (which is closer then you think). If you hold back your much needed healing, life giving words expect a hard road. No one with a level of awareness of the tragic results would choose the later. My request, for the sake of both of our futures, choose your words intentionally and say them boldly.