Words kill…

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.
Proverbs 18:21

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!

2 thoughts on “Words kill…

  1. I will take the fruit and enjoy it’s freshness and sweetness over a poison that damages our focus and makes us bitter. I’ve been hurt enough in my lifetime that I know what harm people infllict upon each other with words of accusation and bitterness and hate. I enjoyed your blog post today. It strikes a chord with me regarding recent events.

  2. Yes, interesting indeed. I often find that those who spread the vile poison are often trying to hide the fact that they are doing the very thing that they accuse others of doing or they just have nothing else to say…

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