Friday, August 24, 2012

The power of words by Dale Acciavatti

Were you ever having a really bad day and then had someone say something really nice to you that got you through the rest of the day with a big smile on your face? Have you ever experienced that? Maybe what they said wasn't earth shattering and maybe they didn't know what you were going through, but, it was just what you needed to hear at that particular time. Maybe you were feeling down about yourself and they reminded you of how special you really are. Maybe it was even years ago, but, you still remember what they said. It still lingers with you. Why even now you still draw strength from it when you need to remind yourself of how special you really are. Maybe what they said helped you so much that you mentioned it to them later. Maybe you told them how what they said got you through a very tough time in your life. And maybe they seemed surprised that what they said had such an impact on you. Yet they were happy that they could help. Isn't it possible that the kind words that we say to someone else could have the same effect on them? None of us really knows what other people are going through. There are people who may struggling in quiet desperation that we are unaware of. And yet, just a few kind words might get them through the day. Or the week. Or maybe even the month. Who really knows? There is great power in our words. So do we tell people how much we appreciate them when we get a chance to? It can really make a difference in some one's life. It may be just what they need to hear at that very moment. Who really knows? But, next time you are thinking of saying something nice to someone you know, but, hesitate to, just think about those times that someone said something nice to you and it helped you get through a difficult time in your life. You just never know how much a few kind words can lift someone up. Or as it says in Proverbs 25: 11......"Like golden apples in silver settings, so is a word spoken at the right time." Yes, our words have great power.
Dale Acciavatti
Certified in LOA and certified in Sports nutrition
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