I've been thinking about the power of words all week.
Words can envelop us in feelings of joy, hope, understanding, excitement, love, sympathy, empathy and kindness. They can also anger, upset, hurt, challenge, denigrate, disrupt, confuse and defeat us. Words can slap us in the face or surround us in warmth, kill our desire or inspire our creativity.
A simple word lying on the page or resting in our brain doesn't have this power all by itself. A word must be used with intent for it to have power.
We choose the way we string together those words.
We choose the direction.
How we say things does matter.
What direction will you choose?