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The Power Of Words

One of my favorite songs sung by the Bee Gees , a yesteryear 

song, has beautiful lyrics: “It’s only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away.”

So rightly said.With words we can make people laugh—or cry; respond positively—or negatively;

draw people closer to us—or drive them away. Words have amazing healing quality.Rudyard Kipling once said,  “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

Words can be powerful motivators. We can use them to bless or curse others;

encourage or discourage; hearten or dishearten; embolden or frighten; exhilarate

or dispirit; inspire or depreciate. What we habitually say in our heads, we usually end up saying with our lips, which ultimately direct our feet.” Words are powerful. From others they often influence or direct our decisions and behaviour while our own words act to elicit responses from those who receive them. Words have set whole nations in motion…Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world. Joseph Conrad

Whichever way we look at it, there is no doubt that what we say or write could have impact and so the prudent would use the power of speech very carefully indeed. The following video illustrates beautifully depicts the power of words: …………

Here are some words of inspiration for you to use or share with others for mutual encouragement.

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit… Rest if you must—but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won if he’d stuck it out. Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man; Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor’s cup, And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are. It may be near when it seems afar. So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit, It’s when things go wrong That you mustn’t quit.

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