Our Words, And How They Affect Others

Our words can affect others more than we realize sometimes.  Let’s face it, we all do it…say something we which we had not said.   And then we beat ourselves up, or someone else does, for that tactless slip that we cannot believe we just uttered.  We can apologize, but sometimes what was said, or what others have said to us, stays ingrained for a long time.  Talk about a lasting impression!

That’s why it’s so important to stop and think before we speak.

This passage is one of my favorites. 

My heart is stirred by a noble theme
    as I recite my verses for the king;
    my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

You are the most excellent of men
    and your lips have been anointed with grace,
    since God has blessed you forever.

Psalm 45:1-2


We are not perfect.  Learning graceful speech may take time, and I know it will be worth it.

Here are some more resources to consider.

  • A gentle answer turns away wrath,
        but a harsh word stirs up anger.  -Proverbs 15:1 
  • article states that words can change your brain and affect your genes.  
  • The old saying, “You can catch more flies with honey, than vinegar,” I believe is profound.  

It’s important we condition ourselves to speak kindly, or with tact, when words need to be spoken.  So, when speaking to others today, speak kindly, and think kind thoughts.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”  -Wendy Mass, The Candymakers


Have a good day,

Sincerely, BG

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2 thoughts on “Our Words, And How They Affect Others”

  1. Your poem is so full of truth and is also a little funny because it is true. Nervous laughter? Not me, I’d never let those words slip pass my lips!! LOL

    Love the Bible verses. I recorded them in my journal!

    Always be kind!!!

  2. Hi Cathy, Thanks again. Yes, I know that nervous laughter thing, too. I just remember getting called out about watching my mouth.
    It still needs to be done for all of us today. We just don’t realize what we say sometime and how it affects others.
    Thanks again for commenting!

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