Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Power of Words




Words have power to hurt or heal.
A cutting remark we unpleasantly feel.
Words may stab deep into the heart,
When spoken by loved ones may tear us apart.

We don’t always realize the harm that is done
By our words, and should carefully choose each one.
Condemnation should not be what others hear,
So why not speak words of kindness and cheer?

It costs nothing more yet can do so much good
To speak helpful words the way that we should.
Life is more pleasant when what is heard
Is a loving, gentle, encouraging word.

© Connie Arnold

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29 comments:

valerie murray said...

Beautiful. Words are powerful. They can uplift someone or tear down. They can bless and they can curse. So glad you are still writing my friend. Blessings and love you bunches :-)

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Valerie. That is so true. Blessings and love to you too, my friend!

Susie Swanson said...

This is so beautiful and true. I'm enjoying you book so much. I start my day reading it each morning. It has brought me so many Blessings. I love your beautiful verses. Blessings and love, Susie

Linda said...

Hi Connie, this is beautiful...and very true. Thank you so much for sharing, your blog is an inspiration!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Susie. I am thankful you are enjoying my book, as I am yours as well! Blessings and love to you also.

Connie Arnold said...

Linda, thank you for your kind words, and I am happy you find my blog inspiring. Blessings to you!

Laurie Collett said...

So true, Connie, & beautifully written. Your words uplift and inspire and are always a great blessing. May we always be mindful of the power of the tongue.
Love in Christ,
Laurie

Joy said...

Thank you for the reminder. Words that we speak are really important. God said that life and death is in the power of the tongue.
have a nice day Connie:)

Joy said...

Thank you for the reminder. We must be really be careful of the words we speak. Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
God bless you dear:)

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Laurie. That is my hope that God will inspire through my words! Love and blessings to you.

Connie Arnold said...

Joy, thank you for coming by and commenting. Yes, we must be careful about the words we speak. Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Daisy said...

Well said, Connie. This is so true. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Lovely poem and lovely sentiment. Words definitely have power. Yours are beautiful.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Daisy. Hope you have a lovely weekend also!

Connie Arnold said...

Lisa, I appreciate your kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

Nikki (Sarah) said...

so true so true so true. Words are incredibly powerful. I always think of death and life are in the words of the tongue...happy weekend Connie...have a great one....you inspire

Wanda said...

Very beautiful said Connie. Words can be quickly said but they can linger for a lifetime.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww this is so true. How wonderful!
Words have such power!! Take care
x

Connie Arnold said...

Kitty, yes words do have power. Thank you for coming by and for your words of comment!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Wanda, that is so true. Have a great weekend!

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Sarah. Happy weekend and blessings to you!

Hope said...

beautifully written Connie and a delight to read! thank you! :)

Connie Arnold said...

So glad you enjoyed it, Hope. Thank you!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I try t remember this, words are so good or hurting....like this poem

Connie Arnold said...

So true, Kim. Thanks for stopping by!

Never Forsaken said...

Such a good and truthful poem.
it fits perfectly with the scripture that I was studying this morning...Our words we choose are important when we speak with God as well:

Do not be quick with your mouth
do not be hasty in your heart
to utter anything before God.
God is in heaven
and you are on earth,
so let your words be few.
As a dream comes when there are many cares,
so the speech of a fool when there are many words. (Eccl.5:2-3)
Blessings and love~ Lisa

Connie Arnold said...

Lisa, thank you for sharing the scripture. The poem does fit well with it. So true that we need to be careful of our words when speaking with God!

DMS said...

How beautiful! Definitely something we should keep in mind. Spreading kindness is so important! :)
Jess

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Jess. Kindness is important and something we should always try to do!