I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this video. It’s been viewed over 18 million times on YouTube. I’ve never been able to get past the 1 minute mark without tears welling up. It’s such a strong and profound message.
Our words are like a double edged sword. They have power to change lives. They have power to hurt or heal, to begin and end wars, to build up or tear down, to create peace or incite discord. Our words can break hearts or heal them. Our words are powerful beyond measure.
From a young child we were taught to “use our words.” There is nothing in the world that has as much power as our words, but how we deliver those words can have far greater meaning and impact. It’s not so much what is being said, but rather how it’s being said that matters.
As this video illustrates, sometimes we need to change our words and rephrase our message to paint a more compelling picture.
I hope you find as much joy from this thought provoking video as I did, and remember the power your words have throughout your day today. Use your words today to make someone else’s day with random acts of kindness.