Hello, friends! It’s been an unusual week for me so I’m sorry I missed my usual Monday post. I am back today for a “Quote of the Week” and some thoughts about it. Thanks for being here.
Today I want to talk about words. You probably know that I am a big fan of words, since I share so many with you and am a self-proclaimed bookworm. They are just so intriguing to me. Isn’t it interesting how words can make or break your day? It’s crazy to think how someone sending you a text message that says something like “Hey, just thinking about you and hoping you’re doing well” can fill up our emotional buckets so much. And on the flip side, a negative comment on social media or text or in-person can be burned into our minds for daaaaays. There is power in what we say.
The quote I want to share with you is not from something I’m currently reading. Instead, I am choosing one of my all-time favorites to share. It is from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and it reads:
The choice we have to make is whether our words are going to help heal or cause pain. And by the way, this doesn’t just apply to how we communicate to other people and how they communicate with us. This also is hugely important in how we talk to OURSELVES. We probably have all been hard on ourselves at one point or another… way harder than we would be on someone we love. And that’s not ok. We need to be gentle with ourselves… problem solve and heal hurts, instead of yelling at ourselves and dwelling in bitterness and negativity.
So as you go through the rest of today and into your weekend, remember: your words are magic. What you say and how you say it makes a difference, both to yourself and those around you.
I’m going to embrace the magic. ~ Sonja K.