Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
Another worthy verse from the Bible. So much happens in the world today that focuses on words: text, postings, spoken, written. Words. Words that we believe without question on far too many occasions. Words that often are false or slanted or…heaven forbid…self-serving.
Let’s take a moment to think about the words that we speak and the words that we say. Let’s take an even longer moment to think about the words that we read and that we hear. When someone speaks ill of another, maybe it’s time to question what is truly being said. I think back to the expression “the lady doth protest too much, me thinks” (Shakespeare, Hamlet Act III, scene II). How that is so often the case!!!
How you react determines whether you accept the poison or enjoy the fruit. For me, personally…I choose fruit. Poisonous words have no part in my life. Whether politics, personal, or professional, I will not let anyone’s words poison the happiness and joy that I feel in my heart and soul. Life is too short to allow others to poison our thought process.
Enjoy your evening!