Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Power of Words



"Be impeccable with your word.



Speak with integrity.



Say only what you mean.



Avoid using the word to speak against yourself, or to gossip about others.



Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love."
Don Miguel Ruiz


Lately, I have noticed that my heartfelt expression or kind words are sometimes received just when a person most needs them...and when that occurs and I happen to learn about it... I am surprised and always so grateful that I took the time.

My mother was so wise when she told us to always be kind.

26 comments:

The Green Pea said...

What a loving and wise Mother you had. Our Mother's words influence us so much. Kindness goes a long ways and it means so much to the giver and receiver. Have a nice week. Sandi

Lisa said...

Lovely post! And it is so true. Always be kind. I know how much it means to me when I receive such kindness and I am glad when I can also be that for others. Thank you for sharing, and as always your photos are lovely!
Hugs, Lisa

Theresa said...

You are so right and so was your Mother:) Have a blessed day!

Tattered Goods said...

Beautiful words... we should all be kinder than necessary, you never know what the other person is might be battling in their life...
Enjoy toy evening!

Sheila

Tamerie Shriver said...

I think a lot of the time that people do not realize just how powerful their words can be.

I_am_Tulsa said...

I have felt the power of words so much these days and agree with you and your mother! However, I must say that your photos are excellent too!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Mothers always seemed to know the right words to say...

LiLi M. said...

I totally agree with you and your mother! My mother said the same and she always taught me: Always tell the truth, but the truth doesn't have to be told always. Thanks for sharing!

marigold jam said...

How true and how I wish I could remember that and not speak without first thinking! Some people never learn I guess! Lovely pictures too which exactly match the wise words. Love it.

Jane

Bonjade said...

What a wonderful mam you have.......
And so true......what you give is mostly what you get back.......
And you make the world a little better.
You are such a nice spirit.
Thanks and a fine day

Jacqueline said...

A philosophy that I try to live by...not always successfully but mostly .....I don't think any of us are perfect all of the time, but I try my best.
If only everybody in the world would practice this philosophy, most of the time XXXX

mamas kram said...

Wonderful pictures and words!
I like your beautiful and inspiring blog!
Greetings from Switzerland, Doris

Les Cotrions said...

Your mother was right...kindness is free and we always appreciate kind people! It's a pity that sometimes we forget to be the same with others!
Nice post Laura!
Happy new day!
Vale

Franny said...

So true. The power of life and death are in the tongue. Beautiful post.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Laura
YOu know I have had a couple of very recent experiences where I have had to choose whether to 'speak up' or stay silent. I decided to speak up in praise of someone. Just like you I found out later it had been 'just at the right moment'. I think the lesson for me is that you may not always get any feedback, but it doesn't mean there hasn't been an impact somewhere! I agree.. be kind! We need it! haha
x Julie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

So, so true, Laura.

lia said...

Lovely photo's en so true.
Beautiful post.

Have a nice week
greets Lia

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello from the Garden of England, I just stumbled across your blog as you do and it is really lovely, what lovely words, wise ladies Mothers one and all,

Happy days! Sarah x

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

Lovely, truly lovely post. Words can hurt or heal. It takes so little of us to say a kind word to anyone, anywhere. Peace and a gentle day to all who stop by today. Sea Witch

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Always be kind...words that I truly inspire to live by.

Magdalena said...

Beautiful words and beautiful photos.
Wish you a lovely week!
Hugs/
Magdalena/Color Sepia

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

You are so wise Miss Laura...now if only I could remember this everyday and the people around me do the same.
xo,
Carole

Chrissy said...

Laura!!! I love this post so much! My Mom always used to say the same thing,kindness costs nothing yet means so much!Whenever she(we) saw someone down on their luck,she would say"Ah but for the grace of God,there goes you or I" and that has stuck with me all my life!! Enjoy your evening,you kind soul you!!!x0x0x00x

Rosemary said...

Your mother was very wise!!
Have a wonderful week,
Rosemary

Isabel said...

I have read a few of Ruiz's books and truly enjoy his sage advice. These words are no exception, and I love the photos accompaning them :)

Alicia said...

Such wonderful sentiment & I couldn't agree more. Kindness makes everything better. I smile all day at strangers & rarely is it not returned or start conversation.