The average person speaks about 16,000 words a day. Over the period of one year that is over 5 million words. WOW! Of those words how many have you used to convey love, compassion, sentiment, gratitude, or other positive emotions? Most likely you will answer, a large portion of them. I am sure that you have heard the saying, “Words are powerful.” When we use words that stir up human emotion it helps strengthen our connection with someone.
Just to prove how powerful words are, read the 2 words below and think about how they make you feel.
Each word conjures up different feelings. I am sure when you read the word FIRE your mind signaled for your body to be on high alert for danger. When you read the word RELAX your mind signaled your body to feel less tight, possibly take a deep breath, or find another form of release to reduce tension.
As we think about our words that we use and how important they are, I am a full proponent for using them wisely. We should use our words to:
- Build someone up or support them.
- Let them know how much you care or love them.
- Show them appreciation for what they have meant to your life.
- Reflect on fond memories.
- Let them know what makes them special as a person.
- Make us closer to one another.
- Explain what qualities that value in them as a person.
- Convey our feelings before it is too late.
- Show acceptance.
I would like to share the ways past customers have used their words on our products:
"The day that my mom passed I longed for your embrace, my 2nd mother."
"I love to see and hear you get really tickled. You have the best belly laugh."
" You were the person that taught me how to plant flowers and can tomatoes."
"You are not alone, even when you feel lonely."
" Do you remember the guy that gave up? Neither does anyone else."
"Don't look back. You are not going that way."
"Your illness does not define you."
"You are an example of what true friendship is."
"I can not remember life without you around."
" You have the ability to make me laugh so hard. I have truly never met anyone with such an amazing gift."
"Selfless. This word describes you better than any other."
" I will never forget when I was 6 years old, you threw a high heel shoe, and hit me in the forehead. I am sure I deserved it."
"Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful advice with me. I carry every piece of advice in my heart and mind always."
"You have seen me at my worst and my best.... you love me anyway."
"Friendship is not about who you have known the longest. It is about who walked into your life and said I am here for you and proved it."
"God is within her, she will not fall. Psalms 46:5"
I hope that you can find inspiration in this blog to share your words with someone special in your life. Yes, the actions behind your words are particularly important but, the words within your heart is a good place to start.
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