Life 101 - Watching our Words Carefully
Word is a gift from God.
"And the Word was made Flesh and dwelt among us," (Source: Holy Bible)
And He is the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
In our everyday dealings with LIFE, we always encounter many characters that can jive or contradict with our own.
We have our own biases or point of view in life.
We are given a gift in order to vocalize our wants,criticism, aspirations, complaints and other wishful thinking.
Words document man's history through writings and we should be grateful that we have things to review and to look back whenever we want to retrace our beginnings.
In the sense, mankind has all the happiness to enjoy with.
Our first parents, Adam and Eve, enjoyed communicating with each other in the Garden of Eden. They appreciated all the creations that God had given them to be their dominion.
Unfortunately, jealousy existed with Lucifer (God's Angel of Light) and enticed the couple to taste the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.
Then, the after-effects are still evident today: word war, rumor-mongering, bashers online, extreme criticism, cyberbullying.
Words are now killing people.
It is not God's plan to use it as lethal weapon.
Do I have to say the words?
Words to live by
" Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer every man. (Colossians 4:6)
Messages of inspiration, quotations, sayings are but some of the words to live by. We are inspired by words of God through His prophets as He bared His plans for His children (believers) through the Holy Scriptures.
We should thank playwrights, philosophers, writers who brought positivism over negativity of life.
To cite a concrete example is the Gettysburg Address, delivered by US President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863. It was dedicated to the soldiers who risked their lives during the battle at that place in Pennsylvania. It became the National Soldiers' Cemetery in the USA.
More inspiring words came out with the work of American writer Max Erhmann in this lyrical poem called Desiderata (latin word for desired things). Les Crane's spoken-word recording catapulted its popularity at the US Billboard Charts and even spread in other countries.
The power of words to invoke and promote righteousness among people is also found in Footprints in the Sand.
To be do-gooders in words, including thoughts and deeds are the essences of being a righteous man.
Words can earn us respect if we are to convey it honestly, not in a harsh way.
The Famous Gettysburg Address by US President Abraham Lincoln
Desiderata: Words of Inspiration
Thought-provoking "Footprints in the Sand"
Don't say the 'F' word!
Oftentimes in movies today, we always heard actors in an action movies and other genre saying or shouting the 'F' word during an argument of his/her character.
Nowadays, teens and adults are uttering such word, as an ordinary expression, even though they're telling a joke, anecdote or funny stories.
On the contrary, children are sensitive with harsh words. Whenever they heard such expression, they will always ask why adults are used to saying that word.
Parents should guard their words in front of their children because when they grow up, they will also mimic what they've heard from them
I was often caught off-guard whenever I answered back my mean superior on board ship. Heated arguments often spark grudges between my officers and me, same with other ratings who experienced biting remarks from our master.
I often ask myself, "Is it right to argue whenever there's an accusation hurled at me?" Yes and no, my inner self answered back. If your superior accused your wrongly, you must defend yourself.
More often than not, whenever we're on a jest mode, there are words that can hurt even our friends. They say, and it's proven, jesters or jokers among the group are the most sensitive persons in the world.
We realize that during our 'unguarded moments' our words can hurt others, close to us.
My words to live by
"You will never understand my silence, if you never understand my words."
I used to make this quote as my shield during my high school years, when I was at times provoked by my mean classmates.
I wrote this one day, while in the library, and I came to realize that this quote served as my 'weapon' of peace whenever 'loud' people surround me.
It's better to keep silence when the going gets tough.
We usually joke that:
More talk, more mistakes.
Less talk, less mistakes.
No talk, no mistakes.
I don't like to take it seriously, because I'm a talkative person.
It's the same with my personal quotes, but at times, I have to reason out in order for them to know where I stand.
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