Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”  Oh to be naive as a child and believe this.  I can remember saying this and hearing this as a child while playing on the playground and dealing with a disagreement.  But now as an adult, I realize the words that are spoken to us hurt just as well and leave scars in hidden places.  There are usually words that proceed a violent blow, a slap, push or shove.  Once the physical damage has been done, words are then used again to convince the abused that they deserved it.

I say this often, words have the power to heal, build up, encourage and inspire.  They also have the power to tear down, hurt and discourage.  Make sure that you are using your words wisely.

“Building relationships of accountability and trust with all roads leading to love.”