All to often we forget how our spoken word impacts others. And, every day we decide whether the impact will be positive or negative. But, what we have no control over is the lasting effects of our words.
King Solomon said, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21) and he was sooo right!
Think back to your childhood to a time when someone said something to you that still impacts you today. I can think of many…In-fact, I can think of words from a week, month, and year ago.
So, how do you speak to others today? Are your words positive and uplifting or are the negative and cutting? There are several ways you can have a positive impact with the spoken word.
- Speak in Love
- Practice Giving Compliments
- Practice Responding rather than Reacting
- Learn to say I am sorry
- Learn to say I forgive you
- Practice positive Self-Talk
- Remember to say Thank You
The words which flow from your mouth could possible impact others for generations and once those words leave your mouth…