I love words. I think about them a lot. That sounds strange, but I could get lost in some deep thoughts about how 26 letters in the alphabet can be turned into so many amazing words. Then they become sentences and come together in our minds and we create and make stories. We speak. We write. We make things come alive. I find all that pretty incredible. I can see all those letters floating around in my head right now, all sparkly and glittery. It’s a beautiful thing.
I value kindness. I’ve never been a confrontational person. I’m not a fan of anger. I know that there are times that we all have to face issues and deal with things, but I truly believe that kindness is one of the most important qualities that we can have in any situation. It’s not a weakness, it’s a strength. I know how I feel when people are kind to me, and that feeling pushes me to be kind to others. I’m not perfect. I’m not always kind. When I’m not, I feel terrible for days and I apologize. (and it’s usually to my husband and kids. Sorry family!) If it’s really bad, a present may be given. It’s important to make things right.
I appreciate opinion. We all the right to share our opinion. We are individuals who think, who develop, who learn – our opinions come from our experiences. It would be a dull world if we all thought the same. We need to find our voice, there is value in that. The world needs thinkers, and people who ask questions. Not everything has one answer.
Words. Kindness. Opinions.
I’ve been thinking about these 3 words a lot.
I feel like they can’t be in the same sentence anymore.
We are pushing them apart.
They can’t co-exist. No longer friends. They’ve had a terrible fight.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been observing that our world is a pretty crazy place right now. I feel like it is out of control. The things I read that are happening, it’s often unbelievable – I can’t even begin to understand or make sense of it all. Maybe the world is scared. Maybe we don’t know how to process our fear. There has been a shift. I feel it in all the things that I read. The more social media I use, the more I see our words changing shape. They are morphing, they are becoming distorted. Like melting crayons left outside in the summer. Somehow sitting behind a screen makes us feel like we are empowered to share whatever we think without consequence.
This affects us all. We all are users of words. I over analyze everything I write, post or share. I agonize over my blogs (this one included) I don’t want to be misunderstood. Those who are misunderstood face a public flogging on a screen. Their intentions and worth decided within moments. Their life, a trending topic..
With an angry army of words.
Is that a big deal?
I think so. I really think so.
I’m not naïve. I know the world can’t be changed by kindness. But I do believe it can be influenced.
Do we shut down sharing what we think? Of course not.
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Those letters, combined have the power to make the most powerful words.
Let’s choose our letters wisely