Words. Words have power. The power to heal and the power to hurt.
I’m pretty sure we’ve all said things we’ve later regretted.
Lately I’ve been greatly affected by something a parent said. I called looking for support and instead got tough love in the form of a sermon. Not something I appreciate or works for me.
I was told some pretty harsh things such as I’ve screwed up every job I’ve ever done. Nice eh? That one stung.
I hesitated even speaking about it here because I’ve attempted to make my blog a positive one, however, I saw an opportunity to share some important lessons learned around the event.
When it happened I was devastated. I tried to remind myself that my parent’s model of the world was very different from mine.
It took a long time for the energy around the conversation to dissipate and for the words to stop haunting me.
Words have power, be careful how you use them.