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Posted on Sun, May 21, 2006 14:28

( Words ..The Turning Point ) Writing has an almost magical power: Words on paper, created by ordinary citizens, have overthrown governments and changed the course of history." ~ Joel L. Swerdlow Sometime In times of pain, discouragement and passion, nothing communicates as effectively as the written word. The power of words have the power to create or destroy....one word can have a powerful effect on someone's life. We can use them as a good source to bring a good positive light to others ..we can use them to heal to soothe ..or we can use them to destroy and do evil. Words are whispers of the heart...thought by the mind... "They're only words." Some believe the school-yard taunt: "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me." They're wrong. Make no mistake Words can hurt you ..or they can be a balm to the soul , heart and spirit. I'm not just referring to the caustic ones spoken (or received) tainted with sarcasm, irritation, anger or frustration, carrying an emotional punch. I'm talking about simple, everyday, normal word choices. These words, like black ice, are not an obvious danger at first glance. But, they can impact not only your life but those around you as well. So, user-beware. Words create impressions, images and expectations. They build psychological connections. They influence how we think. Since thoughts determine actions, there's a powerful connection between the words we use and the results we get. Poorly chosen words can kill enthusiasm, impact self-esteem, lower expectations and hold people back. Well chosen ones can motivate, offer hope, create vision, impact thinking and alter results. I learned that my words have power over my thoughts and actions. They also impact and influence people I speak them to. If we want to be a positive influence , we must learn to harness our word power to work for, not against us ; we must select words that create a visual of the desired outcome; and choose each word as if it mattered. It helps to think with understanding, kindness love and gentleness within our hearts. You might be surprised how much this will have a positive effect on those lives you touch... Want better results? Could you positively want...than to touch someone's heart in a positive light...We need more of this in our world today...Wouldn't you agree ??? Remember.... Check your words. They speak our silent heart thoughts.... And while I thus spoke, did there not cross your mind some thought of the physical power of words? ...Edgar Allen Poe More Quotes: Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. --Pearl Strachan ***************** Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men. --Confucius ********** Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. --E.Y. Harbug (1898 - 1981) ************ Actions can say more than words, but without words actions can be meaningless. --Michael McEwan *********** Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. --Buddha ************ Many wise words are spoken in jest, but they don't compare with the number of stupid words spoken in earnest. --Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980) Humorist ********** Language is our way of communicating what we want and who we are. By using bad language, we diminish the divine spark within us that defines our humanity. --Dr. Laura Schlessinger your quotes and thought are always welcomed..... Love to all.... Erica Anne@)---------- Erica Anne @)----------


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Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 17:45

Erica Anne, Have you read The Four Agreements? The first...to be impeccable with your word...you may as well have written it. It's expressing exactly what you do. AND it's a best-seller :)


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Posted on Mon, Jan 22, 2007 08:39

I know this has been seen before...I know and understand..it isn't racy..sexy...hateful..filled with jealousy or spite....there are no attacks there are no fingers pointing ..nope..not..Nada ..no siree ....not one negative issue or word... I apologize if some of you may find this boring and tedious... ..yet I really don't feel that a positive light being turned back on is a bad thing... Happy New Year to All... Erica Anne@}-------


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Posted on Wed, Jan 03, 2007 19:52

Morning Angel...I believe bumping this blog is a waste of time...I'm afraid that it may be just an itsy bit too boring for the masses these days....wink...nice try..and a wonderful thought... Happy New Year... Erica Anne@}--------


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Posted on Wed, Jan 03, 2007 18:28

Time to bump this one up to the top again.


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Posted on Sat, Oct 21, 2006 04:34

Hi Pauline. Yes, I agree..these possts and blogs..coan deliver some great insite...so many have so much to offer,,,I agree we do seem to be on the same wave length so to speak..this is a good thing..is it not? Erica Anne..@{-------


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Posted on Fri, Oct 20, 2006 09:12

Hey Reena...haven't seen you before..another pretty lady here...great.... Thank you for your kind and generous compliments....You get it don't you Reena?? If we would only think before we open our mouths ..I have been guilty of saying too much when I should have just kept my mouth shut...its that old foot in the mouth thing....I feel one has to stay on top of it...sometimes just being quite and saying nothing is golden..... Have a great day and thanks for posting... Erica Anne @)---------


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Posted on Thu, Oct 19, 2006 11:47

Hi Erica Today is the first time that i had a chance to browse on some of the blogs on this site.. some are so filthy and nasty. It is really fantastic to read your blog. After browsing some of the other blogs when i came across this, it was more like a breath of fresh air. You really have a very calm and soothing attitude, keep up the good work by inspiring more people. I totally agree with you, words are so powerful yet many people don't seem to realise this. Out of the millions of words in the english language many choose to focus on the negative words which do not even help them move on in life let alone make a difference to any one. Words can start wars or create peace as we have seen many times before. Imagine how wonderful the world would be if everyone thought and choose their words carefully before speaking! Takecare just wishing you a beautiful, Lots of love Reena


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Posted on Thu, Oct 19, 2006 10:29

Wow Jess thank you..what lovely things to say...I honestly just wing it..I have tried to learn by my mistakes...I read a lot...and I listen with my heart to others..the most important tool I have learned is that I am no better than any other human being...that I am the last to judge anyone...that we have to listen not only with our ears but with our hearts and minds as well...I believe there is beauty in everything...that we must look beyond the shell..to the heart...we must see not with just our eyes..but with our hearts as well...we are all connected...we are all a part of the universe...so why not reach out to others with love and understanding...I believe that being happy is a choice of will...we can either choose to see everything in a positive light or choose to see it in a negative one..I simply make the choice to see the positive...this brings me inner peace...and I am truly happy...... Jess..you are a wonder beautiful lady... its good to know there are beautiful spirits out there..you are proof of the so many more.... Thank you... Erica Anne @)-----------


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Posted on Sun, Oct 08, 2006 05:55

Morning Angel. .what a great story about your daughter...it just goes to show how young our thoughtless behavior can began to do damage to others..children can be the cruelest just because of their innocence...they can be amazingly resilient on one hand..but on the other extremely fragile..and carry the scars of a negative comment for a life time...I believe this is why we have so many many emotionally sick and deprived adults out there..... Human Beings lash out usually out of fear or some deep remembered pain suffered through some disappointment or past hurt....and then some are just angry people filled with bitterness resentment and jealousy because they lack the empathy and compassion for understanding and growing...yet basically I feel we simply lash out and hurt others simply because we are hurting in someway ourselves..... I believe with all my heart that the power of positive words and action can soften and melt even the coldest stoic heart.... MA..What better compliment than to know something thought or written...reaches out to others in good and positive way...we are all works in progress...no one is perfect...a forgiving heart is paramount in our growth...when all is said and done..it is simply a matter of free will..a matter of choice. Thank you for posting..you are one of the sweetest young women on this site..thank you for the positive light you bring to our world and MM.. Erica Anne @}---------------------------- Erica @)----------


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Posted on Sat, Oct 07, 2006 08:17

Erica, There are times when words are not spoken in the essence of the moment. These are the times when a gaze into ones eyes or a touch of someones hand can say far more than any spoken word can possibly express. Even in a look or a touch, these things can be interpreted in a positive or diminutive light, a reflection of your heart and soul. A passion , a pain, lack of understanding, and many other expressions of human strengths and frailties. I guess it would all depend on the environment in which you were engaged in, as to which power of expression would have the most compelling effect on the people around you or self. whether one would choose to use the written word or an unspoken one to divulge an intention or thought. In saying that, still having the wisdom and knowledge to do so is priceless and a rare gift. I have to say, I am an open canvas and you can paint any time you want. For your words not only give inspiration but also insight to a greater truth of the human spirit. Can I borrow your brush sometime? What is behind you? What drives you to write with such passion? There has to be something kept, something hid, something gone. So that you would share with all of us here these things. What or who lit the fire in your soul and gave such purpose in your writing? Jess Jess


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Posted on Sat, Oct 07, 2006 01:56

Thank you Marie...it is alway good to find another kindred spirit..I hope your experience here will be a positive one... I appreciate you taking time to post...


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Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2006 20:52

Erica Anne.. my one daughter today learned just how powerful her words can be. Someone had done/said something that truly hurt her and had her upset and crying (okay it doesn't take much for some 7 year old girls sometimes *L*) She then got so mad and called that person a very nasty and very cruel name. And watched the girls face shatter in front of her (in otherwords she went from laughing and playing to shocked and hurt herself). We've been having discussions lately about how do handle bullies and how to constructively handle problems and situations that happen in her social structures. Well she must have realised that she had used her words to hurt someone very badly because she stopped dead in her tracks and her face showed shock. I had been ready to scold her and ground her for a day but decided to see what happened next. She amazed me.. She went up to the girlfriend and first appoligized and then constructively used her words to explain herself and then proceeded to find a way to heal the hurts between them. She also had some how figured out why the friend had hurt her and decided to use her words wisely. She gave that friend a compliment and then said that sometimes she felt jealous of her friend (which was why the girl had been mean in the first place to her.. and the friend has an older brother but doesn't have a brother or sister who is younger and my daughter sometimes wishes she didn't have a baby brother and sister *L* go figure *L* ) Well that started the whole group of children on the compliments. You should have seen how their faces glowed with pride and happiness. There were no more tears and fighting.. and all were playing together .. when one got hurt the rest gathered around and cared about him/her. I've only had two conversations with her about this.. but to think that a child can learn and put to practice that knowledge that quickly truly has me thinking. Why is it that we as adults have such a hard time at this? Words should be used to build up each other.. to encourage and strengthen. To help heal hurts and to lend aid. Even to motivate and inspire. Yet far too often it's far too easy to lash out at others. Perhaps I still have a great deal to learn and understand about people and their behavior. Every now and then when I've needed a good reality check by the way.. I'll hunt down this blog or one of your others. Sometimes the thoughts that they inspire in me brings out the best and allows my mind to create at it's full (well almost full as that's an ongoing project too) capacity. Keep up the great work please. Leigh


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Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2006 12:55

You are not only beautiful but wise TS...any positive thought we can give to ones self or to send out to another is and can do nothing but good..it doesn't matter how we do it whether through verbal communication or writing or through ones actions... It's all good... Thank you for posting..


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Posted on Sun, Sep 03, 2006 17:13

V...I know what you did and are doing ....wink..smart lady... Erica Anne@}-------


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Posted on Tue, Aug 01, 2006 04:09

Hi Beauty..you are so pretty...I hope life is treating you well...it is always great to see you...No I haven't seen Coach Frankie lately..I do miss her positive impact. It is summer ...perhaps she is just on vacation... To answer your query no..I just enjoy writing. It soothes me just as painting does... Thank you so much for posting... Erica Anne@)-------


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Posted on Sun, Jul 30, 2006 19:55

Erica Anne, Wondering...Are you a motivational speaker or perhaps psychologist? I appreciate your positive blogs, esp. since Coach Frankie seems to have disappeared. Speaking of which...has anyone heard from her? I miss her posts...


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Posted on Sun, Jul 30, 2006 10:00

Yes wwww123456..Words are powerful and so are our actions..how powerful the combination...how positive they both can be.....what a positive impact they can both make used together. thank you for posting..good to see you again... Erica Anne@)-------


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Posted on Wed, Jul 26, 2006 16:27

Yes, words are powerful, but so is a smile, a frown, a sad face, shock, curtness, and the thousand other ways we express approval, disapproval, love, happiness, and all of the other emotions of life.


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Posted on Wed, Jul 26, 2006 15:18

Well hello Cowboy! Take them down why I just put them up. Actually I am just playing around...you could say its a little test. I intend on going back into hiding.... Thanks for caring Cowboy ..about the lady ??...What is that about. I will check for your mail.. Thank you for the warning... scary.... Erica Anne@)----


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