A fantastic friend and fellow blogger inspired me to write today. I laugh because she sent me a message and said that my comment inspired her to write today. It always amazes me how one small comment can change how someone's feeling in a split second. Unfortunately, sometimes it is a bad comment that does that, and those comments can eat away at your self esteem.
I don't think people realize the power of their words, and how much damage can be done. As a mom, I try to watch what I say to my boys because I don't want to damage the self esteem that I am trying to help build for them. But, I'm not perfect, and sometimes I say things that I immediately regret - but I can't take it back. I can only try to double the amount of good things I say to try and repair some of the damage I may have done. People say damaging words everyday, some they don't even realize they said, or how it affected the person they were speaking to.
So, I'm asking each and everyone of you to think before you say something. If someone seems like they are down, say something to cheer them up. If they inspire you, tell them!! It makes the world of difference to people. I'm speaking from experience on this.
So today, I thank my friend, Heather for helping make my day awesome with her kind words. Love ya, girl!!!!
**Oh and for those who want to get to know my friend, Heather - here is her blog - Chronicles of Heather