Words can sting, use them carefully…

I totally should be asleep as I have my final exam for my class in just a few hours but I have too much on my mind right now…  Today I have seen words spoken without thinking or out of anger or just being condescending that have hurt people several times,  myself included just recently. Yes I’m 30 years old, but yes, I’m still human and yes, words still sting sometimes.

I know that things can come across differently than how they are meant. You can’t see body language or tell the tone of voice. Some people are short and blunt and others put in too much fluff. (I fall in the middle of those categories.)

You can choose to bring others up and to be conscious of the words you are using.  If you are trying to share info or correct someone on something they did wrong (whether on purpose or by mistake) be kind and helpful not condescending or demeaning.  One of the worst feelings in the world is when someone makes you feel stupid.

It doesn’t take much effort, just think before you type or speak. Consider the other person and consider how your words might sound or come across. Just make a choice to educate, enlighten and empower others in all you say and do.

No one’s perfect. I put my foot in my mouth by accident all the time. If you say something out of line, apologize for it, try to make it right. If the person doesn’t accept the apology then you’ve done your part.  If however the person who said those words doesn’t care whether they hurt you or not, then just let it go as they have to answer for that  not you.

Just try to be a little kinder, a little more compassionate, a little more caring with people. Words can sting, so use them carefully.

 

Comments

  1. Misty F. says

    Sorry to hear you were upset today but I totally agree with you!! Hopefully many will read this and read to themselves what they just typed before hitting Enter :) Good luck on your exam!

  2. says

    Thank you Misty, I really wish more people would understand and take heed to your words/thoughts. For the last year my extended family has been falling apart for this exact reason. All I want for Christmas is for it to be fixed but, no one is big enough to just listen. I don’t know why we seem to find it so easy to hurt each other and walk away feeling vindicated by it, when what we all need to do is just think about how we would feel if the finger/words were a boomerang that hit us square in the head. Good luck on your exams and God bless us all, still praying we all learn to love!

    • says

      Thanks Donna for your kind words, I’m sorry to hear of the conflicts going on in your family… I know no one is perfect, neither am I but it’s really not hard to show a little care and concern for other’s feelings. Hoping things get better for your family soon!
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