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Sean kicked the grass in frustration, his eyes filled with tears and he tried to control himself with great difficulty. His dad‘s harsh voice resounded in his mind like a volcanic eruption, ”You’re no good, you’re like your mother – a drug addict! I hate you.” He dashed inside the house, his dad recoiled on a chair, a glass of beer in his right hand, remote control on the other. They exchanged hateful glances. And Sean raised the gun.
Hamza tried to stop the tirades of abuse from the boys in the estate, ‘you’re a loser, go kill yourself.’ At home, it was worse, his mother was stoned twenty-four hours a day… He left the house but the words of the boys clung to him like a second skin.
Chloe’s brown eyes light up in anticipation. Her dad kissed her on the cheek, and said with a smile, ‘you light up my world angel, you’re a star, you can do this.’ She nodded, her future is bright, she knows she can do anything she set her heart to, she had been nurtured with loving words, right through her childhood, and now at the age of twenty, the world is her oyster.
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The words we speak has the power to destroy or build up, let’s be mindful of our words. Some people were damaged by words of others while some have killed others by their words. Let’s choose our words carefully. A word fitly spoken has the power to change a life…
Think about that this weekend, and I wish you love, peace and happiness, wherever you are in the world my friends. Have a great weekend!
Much love, always.
Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.
Thanks for the Reblog dear friend! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
U as well. Blessings.
Sticks and stones
Will break my bones
But words will
Make or break me
This is an excellent post Seyi. So very true.
Thanks Al, I grew up in a home where I was encouraged and it helped, nice quote by the way! Have a great day Alastair! 🙂
That’s a great home to grow up in. I try to encourage my kids as much as possible in whatever they do.
I know you do, it shows! 🙂
I was sure I had replied to this. Anyway, I said thank you, and thank you for the offer of the bible. I managed to get him one yesterday. I really appreciate it, Seyi.
It’s a pleasure Al, I replied and also sent a message to him this afternoo. I’m just thrilled to be able to know him, he’s so special!!!
He is exceedingly so. Not sure if he will reply at the moment, he is at his mother’s until tomorrow.
That’s alright, extend my love to him. 🙂
I will. Thank you
Words are powerful, a timely reminder Seyi!
Thank you Arrow Gate! 🙂
I’ve missed a couple of your posts….but I was talking about this very same thing the other day. We had a situation where one twin shot the other twin because of some of the dynamics you mentioned above. I don’t think we realize that careless, hurtful words are ‘seeds’ once they leave our mouth. Perhaps that’s why the bible says ‘life and death lies in the power of the tongue’…
Blessings my sister
Hey JC, glad to see you around. You’re right, words are seeds, we only need to caution what we say. I’m grateful for your visit!
Love always! 🙂
God bless You
And you too!
Very well put, Sandra. Words can make you and words can break you. Pawkisses for a wonderful weekend 🙂
Thanks dear friend, I’m glad you like my post!
The snippets that serve as a prelude to the message in this post are not far from the various situations some people face.
Words have power. I’ve learnt to mind what I say. What I say and do goes a long to tell people who I am.
Wonderful post, sis 🙂
Thanks dear brother! 🙂
You’re right Uzoma, our words live in the heart of our hearers. I’m always careful on my choice of words, either to my kids or people I meet on the street. Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
And don’t I know this from experience, I do, Seyisandra. My father battened my ego, my spirit, the life out of me with WORDS relentlessly, spitefully, literally frothing at the mouth often (he did). I in turn have endeavoured with all that I possess to support, lift up and empower my son Daniel with my words. I ABSOLUTELY know about words, yes.
Great post/reminder. 🙂
Great post and so very true. Words are indeed extremely powerful. Blessings, my dear friend ♥
Words can be encouraging or they can be deadly weapons. We definitely need to choose wisely.
Hope you had a nice weekend!
Happy Monday – Happy New Week 🙂 xo
I did Rosy, hope yours was great too! Have a fantastic week dear friend!
Much love. 🙂
Sandra, those are powerful truths. The short pieces up there brought tears to my eyes. I can only thank you for sharing this as sometimes, I go overboard when my kids annoy me.
You’re not only dear, although it takes super human strength to train children but I’ve seen the impact of words in the life of children and adults alike! God help us! 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
It’s taken me 44 years to finally get the critical words out of my head that I experienced in only 3 years of my childhood…. yes,words are powerful and forever… I’ll never forget them…but at least their not a broken record inside my head every time I make a mistake now! 🙂
That’s good to know, words are powerful, and they stay with us for a very long time!
I’m glad you’ve moved on. Thanks for your visit, I appreciate it.