Have you ever heard or said, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? I have heard this often though out my lifetime and I even remember saying it many times. However, through the years I have found that I do not completely believe this saying.
Why? Because sometimes words do hurt! Words, once spoken, cannot be taken back or erased. An apology cannot undo the damage. Words can leave emotional and mental scars that last for a lifetime.
I have found that painful words can take away my inner peace, and make me lose focus on what is important. Finding my way back to inner peace has a long and stressful journey. This journey has had many bumps and curves along the way, and I expect many more as I move forward.
Peace can be obtained through love, kindness, understanding and forgiveness. Peace can be found through the use of positive words! Add your voice and your words to the ever growing list of those wanting peace.
Words matter. Peace matters. Together we can make a difference. Join us in talking about and in celebrating peace!