Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Words...Avoiding The Painful Ones!
My post today will include a poem I wrote a while ago entitled "Painful Words". The whole poem will be at the bottom of this post. But I wanted to talk about this subject because of an incident that happened yesterday. And NO! I'm not going to name names or give clues so that the person will know who I'm talking about! That would be petty...and not my style.
I do want to say though, that words can really be powerful, can't they?! When you say something or have something said to you that is encouraging and up-building, it has the power to lift your spirit and demeanor. But when you say something, or have something said to you, that is mean spirited, or intentionally hurtful, it can have the opposite affect. It can tear you down, make you depressed, and put you in a really bad mood. Oh Yeah!
I'm embarrassed to say that I've been on both sides of this equation. (On the receiving end yesterday!) I've said things I shouldn't have said,...and KNEW I shouldn't have said it!...And I've had things said to me that shouldn't have been said...So today I'm putting out a call to all those who use words with their lips, but have underlying intentions in their heart, to PLEASE be now put on notice that while people may never 'call you on it' (or holler "FOWL"), they are aware of your "mean-ing" and your "mean-ness"!! The unspoken word about it is also powerful in this case!
I apologize to anyone I may have hurt with my words...intentionally in the past, or unintentionally now. And I will henceforth try to be careful to be ME without purposely stepping on YOU. I know "ME" can be a handful all by myself! ^_^ And I will apply an apology to you in my behalf, whether you say it or not, so that we can move on, speak kindly of each other, and never bring up painful words said in anger again...intentionally.
Even though you all don't know the situation, I'm sure you're familiar with the scenario. So, you can apply this to yourself too if you want.............MOVING ON!!
Back to my scarf!
On another note, I've been meeting some of my AWM team mates through emails and convoes on Etsy. They're some really nice people, with some really nice shops. So, I've decided to let you get to know them along with me by introducing you to one shop at the end of my posts. Today it's...
HDBlackJewelry. Even her business card is classy! :-) This is her Cascading Green Necklace...
Words can be painful.
They can hide your reason to know.
You can pretend to have no knowledge,
when you stab your victim so low.
Some things can be forgiven,
when said too fast to take them back;
But don`t try to say: "I`m sorry"
when your actions deny that fact.
Words said in anger,
make your heart feel like its bleeding;
They leave behind a hurt so big
that nothing stops it's pleading.
So, when spilling pain from your lips
(a leak of pain to reach the heart),
Remember the scar left behind-
Plug the hole or let waters part.