The message in this short film is simple, yet, it has the power to change our lives.
How? When we are aware of the words we speak to others we are more tuned into the effect they have. Have you ever been hurt by someones words spoken to you? Have you ever hurt someone with your words? I know I have. At the same time we each have the ability to express our love, gratitude, appreciation and joy with words. There is also another realm where we use words. What are the words you use to speak to yourself? Do they tear you down or built you up. We all speak thousands of words every day whether to others or ourselves.
Join me. From now on, let’s be more conscious and deliberate with the words we speak to ourselves and others. There is a lot of truth to the old saying “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” But I think we can take it further. I have a very good friend who, every time she meets someone, she has trained herself to ask one simple question, “What could I Love about this person?” What kind of a world would we create if we all came up with a similar question and practiced using it for the next 30 days until it was our default? Would your relationships with your kids, partners or coworkers change if you were having a different conversation on the inside? When you set an intention to make someone feel appreciated, for example, you access a whole different vocabulary than if you did not set that intention.
Let’s agree to use words that build ourselves up and leaves each and every person we cross paths feeling … better.