Since it's the end of the year, I've been thinking about the old "new year's resolution" thing......you know where we all come up with a list of things we rarely achieve. Then it dawned on me that if we could/would each learn to tame our tongues when we speak we could literally change the world. We have the choice to praise, curse, heal or harm and it boils down to each of us choosing what we will use our words for. Every day of our lives, our words have a power over others, and we can use that power to build up lives, or tear them down.
There are many of us who do not realize the affect our words have on the lives of other people.....even when we don't mean to be mean. Then there are those who masterfully use their words to hurt or demoralize others to intentionally destroy the other person. It's a way of maintaining their own self-righteous power, or keeping others away so their frailities aren't seen. No matter the reason, it's unwarranted, and like a double edged sword cuts both ways.
This new year is about the embark, so why not make a resolution to change how you speak to others. It is a matter of the will, and choosing to use your words carefully and to enrich lives rather than tear them down. In the end, we are all flawed, and in the end we all have the ability to be someone others admire rather than despise.
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