Hi everyone. Welcome to the new and improved Words Worth Reading web presence. So new and improved that it has an (almost) new name... “Blessed By Your Words”. Until now, it was part of our tag line.
Those who know me know I'm all about the words and the power they have in and over our lives. I am not a master in the art of speaking or wordsmithing. I am not a motivational speaker...yet. I actually grew up in this world about as shy as shy could be and I still trip over my own tongue at times (oftentimes). But regardless to how well I enunciate every word, I know that it is the saying of the RIGHT words that is of utmost importance.
Why? Because our words can build up or tear down those in our circle of influence. Our mates, our parents, our children, our friends, our students, our co-workers, our church family and the list goes on and on. Sometimes they are not even people we really know. Just people we happen to meet.
A visual that comes to mind is the story of a young boy who felt invisible to the rest of the world. I guess even his family. He soon decided he couldn't take feeling unloved and unnoticed any longer and planned to hang himself on a particular day after school. But on his way home, on that very day, someone befriended him, lifted his spirits and so he decided to put suicide off for just one more day. That one more day turned into another day and then days and weeks until he stopped thinking about. All because someone finally saw him, acknowledged his presence and made him feel like his life mattered to someone.
Everyday, people are pushed down and pressed upon by one thing, or person or another. Some are strong and stand tall. Some fall but are strong enough to get back up again... and again. And some are crushed. No matter which category we belong to, the pressure is easier to bear when there is someone in our lives to encourage, uplift, inspire and/or empower us. And that, my friends, most often starts with the words that come out of our mouths.
BLESSED BY YOUR WORDS is a healing space. We share, we encourage and we teach. We create and sell personalized gifts with the explicit purpose of encouraging, uplifting, inspiring and empowering those that receive them as well as those that give them. (after all the giver is an active partner in the creative process). However, the WORDS, or at least the desire and caring to SPEAK into that person's life must originate in the heart. The job of speaking life and love into the lives of others belongs to all of us.