Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Power of Words

Well in just the last hour, my body aches have subsided...what a relief!  On top of a fever, trouble breathing, non-stop coughing, the body aches... have been the worst! I actually didn't do anything for over 4 days now. Not watch a movie, listen to music, read or walk around even very much. I can tell Jeff gets really worried about me when he sees me doing nothing. I am not a "do nothing" type of girl. I draw, sew or crochet while watching a movie. My hands are always busy. But I have been hurting so bad...I literally have just laid around and moaned. Sad ...I know!
But I am for this moment, feeling a bit better so I thought I had better write my blog right now. This story  probably stuck out to me because it was about how powerful words are. I really agree, I myself have to be careful on how I let other people's words hurt or help me. I am a bit tenderhearted, I guess you could say.
It is a great story for anyone! Hope you enjoy it!
Night dear friends!

The Wise Sage 

  There once was a wise sage who wandered the countryside. One day, as he passed near a village, he was approached by a woman who told him of a sick child nearby. She beseeched him to help this child.
So the sage came to the village, and a crowd gathered around him, for such a man was a rare sight. One woman brought the sick child to him, and he said a prayer over her.
"Do you really think your prayer will help her, when medicine has failed?" yelled a man from the crowd.
"You know nothing of such things! You are a stupid fool!" said the sage to the man.
The man became very angry with these words and his face grew hot and red. He was about to say something, or perhaps strike out, when the sage walked over to him and said: "If one word has such power as to make you so angry and hot, may not another have the power to heal?"
And thus, the sage healed two people that day.  ~ Unknown

"Language does have the power to change reality. Therefore, treat your words as the mighty instruments they are - to heal, to bring into being, to nurture, to cherish, to bless, to forgive." - Daphne Rose Kingma

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