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A Hero in Each of Us: The Power of Our Words

Updated on September 15, 2016
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Theresa desires to share inspirational writings from her heart and sharing of those who are making an impact in this world.

What Does a Real Life Hero Look Like?

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Make a Choice Today

I was inspired to write this article from a comment left on one of my hubs.

Do you realize the very words we use each day in our interaction with others can actually lend us to be heroes? In addition to our words, our actions or reactions to others can lend us to be heroes. It’s true. Words and actions can either be used to build up or tear down. It is a choice and we should be mindful of such each day. When we are connecting with others via social media outlets, or in person, we should take great care in the words we write or communicate to others. That famous quote coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “The pen is mightier than the sword” is so very true. There is also a powerful verse taken from scripture at Proverbs 18:21 about the tongue and that is, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Today’s world is brutal and our children are out there in what appears to be a discouragement wasteland of sorts. Sure, a lot of us growing up possibly experienced some form of bullying by others, but it seems to be at an extreme level in this day. Maybe we are just made more aware of such brutal acts via Internet and having access to so much information at our fingertips. Whatever the case may be, it does not have to be, for each one of us can make a choice.

The following video is a powerful one as it truly depicts what is going on today in this world with our younger generation and how our words and actions can actually save a life. Warning: This video may be triggering. Clips from this video were taken from the following movies:

"To Save a Life" (bullying)

"Thirteen" (particularly disturbing as relates to cutting)

"Charlie St. Cloud" (very inspirational ...about being an older brother)


"Any Kindness from You Might Have Saved His Life."

A Heroine Right Here on HubPages

Do you know whether your words or actions in communicating with others have ever actually saved a life? Well, I know of one right here on HubPages whose words actually saved a life. The following comment, as I indicated above, was left on one of my hubs linked here to the right by newenglandsun:

“Other way around. She's saved me from suicide just by saying something.”

Lissette aka Moms-secret is to whom newenglandsun is referring! Wow, how powerful. I have no clue as to the situation or as to what Lissette’s words were that saved a life. However, I am thrilled to hear of such a heroine among us here on HubPages!


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Learn More About the Signs and Risk Factors

Learn more about the signs and risk factors here:

www.bullyingstatistics.org

The Roles We Play

The roles we play in our sphere of influence are important roles, whether a parent, grandparent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, friend, schoolmate, co-worker or whatever role it is, even someone you connect with occasionally via social media outlets or here on HubPages, we have an opportunity to be a hero. We can be such hero in another one’s life by simply making a choice to choose our words carefully and/or actually taking an active role in another one’s life, as the video above depicted.

If you are still in school and see others treating another student inappropriately, do you just walk away and not say a word, or do you take a stand and say what others are doing is not right?

If you are a parent whose child is withdrawn and really does not like going to school, do you know why this happens to be the case? As a parent, we can be so focused on getting things done that we may not take time out to actually find out what is going on in the very lives of our children. Are we contributing to the behavior patterns of our children by constantly pointing out where they make mistakes and never pointing out what good they have actually done in this life?

Discipline is necessary. However, there must be a balance and the child must know that he or she is loved regardless if that child is being disciplined. That must be made clear in the child’s mind or it is possible that he or she will wind up in that discouragement wasteland of today’s youth. There is a fine balance. The last thing we, as parents, would ever want or maybe ever enter our minds, is that our child may actually begin to bully others or cut themselves, as depicted in the video. Sadly, we have all seen this in reality too. Heaven forbid, if a child was so lost to the point of despair and somehow had access to a gun (another whole issue) and brought it to school and we, as parents, had no clue as to our child's mental well-being! How sad, when it could have possibly been prevented. There is nothing more disturbing in my mind for a child (or anyone) to want to end his or her life, or harm others, as a result of being bullied or as a result of any scenario for that matter, especially when no one in that child's or person's life had a clue. Sometimes the signs are not apparent, but the more one is involved in another one's life, even just by listening or offering a kind word, the higher the chances that person lives or dies.

If you are not sure of the signs or risk factors concerning cutting or bullying, please utilize the links here to the right for more information concerning these important facts, which could also help save a life.


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What Does a Hero Look Like?

Does a hero look like you? If not, it can! Make a choice today and possibly save a life!

Spiderman, Superman and Batman are all fictional superheroes, but the real heroes of this world can be you and I. When you look in that mirror today, make a choice to see a hero, and then be one.

Each day offers an opportunity for each of us to impact another one's life. Choose your words carefully and reach out to those who are hurting.


© Copyright Faith Reaper, January 14, 2014

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The Word of God Is Powerful


For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)


The Power of Words

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My Hero, My Savior ...I Made a Choice

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." – Philippians 4:13


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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh Faith,

      What a message...how very true are these words you have expressed so eloquently.

      The video has left me in tears, powerful and compelling.

      How wonderful to think of the support we provide in this community. Mom's Secret is an angel among us, saving a life... thank you for sharing such a beautiful example of how we can build each other up just as easily as we can cut with an insult.

      I started a new class last night, a group of nurses I have taught before so I know their skills and strengths . One of the young nurses hugged me so hard. Her last instructor gave this "A student" a substandard grade and told her essentially she was a lousy writer and she did not understand how she got this far in the program. First, it was untrue. Second, if it were, is there not a way of delivering feedback without resorting to insults... such words have the power to destroy us, if we allow it. I'm glad to be teaching "my group" again to balance the equation for them.

      Sorry for the ramble...you are easy to "talk" to as well. Love you, Maria

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great hub and we can all see how easy it is to be a hero if all we need to do is show basic kindness and that really is the truth. I am sure that is how you and I were both raised to never have it even occur to us to snub someone or not go out of our way to show a kindness when we see someone suffering. I cannot understand kids today who act so snobbish and bullying. Maybe some parents need shook up, but then I guess that is another story! lol

      Great one here...^+

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wonderful hub, Faith and your words are so true. I am alarmed at the amount of bullying today by children and young adults and especially what I see on the internet. I find it shocking. When I taught, I had zero tolerance for bullying - zip, nothing, nada! If you bullied you did not have the privilege of being in my classroom. All the kids knew this and I only ever had one intense incident of bullying in my classroom. The person doing the bullying was removed and assigned to a different classroom and the person being bullied was much relieved. More teachers need to have a no tolerance policy toward bullying in their classrooms. I am appalled at the number of schools that don't do anything about the bullying when it is reported and then the child bullied ends up taking their own life. Of course, I can't believe what goes on in our schools today, anyway. I just don't understand why we cannot be kind to one another everyday on a continuing basis. This needed to be said, Faith, and you said it well. I love the photo of Spiderman and the military person.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I wrote a hub about a year ago about everyday heroes in society...it is still one of my favorite hubs. This is a message that needs to be screamed from rooftops....we need to know about the extraordinary, ordinary people in the world.

      Thanks for continuing this message, Faith.

      blessings always

      bill

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Faith, Superb article You touched all bases. 1st of all, i want to say that everyone should feel good about themselves. We were all put here to serve the purpose from God. I used to work as a child care counselor and big brother to boys. It remains that a lack of real love is always the reason for a child's self abuse. Without the proper love they develop a low self-esteem. You brought out the fact that heroes are needed to help. You pointed out so much truth that you deserve more credit than I can give here. Thank you!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome hub Faith your work is outstanding. Your true words here makes so much sense and is such a thoughtful write.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my beautiful and cherished friend, Maria, I know without one shadow of a doubt that you have been a hero to many in your lifetime and will continue to be so for the rest of your life. Your students, I am sure, know just how blessed they are to have you as their teacher, one who knows how to build another one up and not tear down! Yes, you are indeed a needed balance to that other one's actions! There is a right way to communicate and that is without tearing down another person. Oh, my sweetest friend, you never ramble and thank you for telling me that I am easy to talk to ...see there, you are a natural born hero/angel. Thank you for blessing my life and others too. Love you, Faith Reaper

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 3 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      Thank you for this hub. I just heard yesterday that one of my granddaughters has been being bullied online by her peers.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jackie, So true! I never would have intentionally gone out of my way to say hurtful or unkind things to another person. It is just not in my nature. I remember my sweet mother always telling us children that if we do not have something nice to say, then we should say nothing at all. She was referring to us when we started to aggravate each other, as siblings do. I do believe children need discipline, especially in today's environment, but there needs to be a balance and they do need to know they are still loved. Have a lovely day sweet friend, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, Dear Suzzette, for being a hero in your school by having zero tolerance and taking a stand for stopping such devastating actions right from the start!!! This world needs a million more teachers just like you. Bravo to you and I am honored to know you and call you friend. I can just imagine what is allowed to go on in our schools nowadays. Scary indeed, but it does not have to be if all would stand up for what is right, just as you do. God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, indeed, Dear Bill, a messsge for today no doubt. I am not surprised that we both share the same concerns and hope that someone will listen, and that we know we can each do our part each day to be that everyday, ordinary hero! Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Faith, you words are so true. We can make or break someone by our words, actions and attitude. We must always be aware of that and choose the high road. It just may change someone's life.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Dear Word55, thank you for leaving such relevant and kind comments as to this important subject! Sounds like you are indeed doing your part in being a child care counselor and now big brother to boys ...that is awesome. You have much experience and have seen a lot I am sure to weigh in here with your thoughts! I appreciate the "Superb" here and thank you for stepping up to the plate to be that hero in someone's life. You're the best! Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Devika, Wow, thank you so much for the "awesome" and "outstanding" ...you are so kind. My heart truly breaks for our children out there in what seems to be a discouragement wasteland! Each of us needs to be mindful of the very words coming out of our mouths and, in addition, step up and stand up for those we see who are being harmed. It is our responsibility to at least make an effort. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dear bettyoverstreet10, I am so sorry for that truly breaks my heart! I am a grandmother to three and they are still very young but one just started kindergarten this year. The other two are only one and three years of age. When I was writing this, I thought of my precious grandchildren and cannot even stand the thought of any of them experiencing such! I can just imagine what is going through your mind. I pray that the situation stops immediately with your granddaughter and those in authoriy take action to prevent other such incidents from happening. I hope the other parents will take steps to understand and prevent their children from participating in such behavior. God bless you and protect your granddaughter from future harm. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This is a wonderful and powerful message. You have expressed it so well. Such wisdom needs a wide audience.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Sha, So great to see you here this day reading! Yes, we certainly must be mindful to take care in choosing our words and use them only to edify others. I appreciate your comments which add much to the subject of this hub. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dear mckbirdbks, So wonderful to see you here this day reading! I appreciate your kind and most generous comments. Have a lovely day, Faith Reaper

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Faith, truly a great message. One writer called himself "God's pen." Thank you for reminding us of our responsibility as writers to pen life for those who read.

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      The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Great Hub!

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      tlmcgaa70 3 years ago from south dakota, usa

      wonderful message and so very true. i sometimes come across people on the internet who are rude, crude, or outright vulgar and insulting and mean. i have never understood the thinking that because you are anonymous , it gives you the right to be as hateful as you want, without consequences. to me, it doesn't matter if you are anonymous or face to face...you wont go wrong if you treat others as you would want them to treat you. you be respectful and encouraging.

      anyway, voted up and across (except for funny of course) and shared. well done on a message everyone, young or old, needs to hear.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear MsDora, Thank you so much for reading! I like that ..."God's pen" and that will certainly help to keep one mindful of the great responsibility to pen life for those who read! Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello there, Dear kind sir, The Frog Prince, so awesome of you to make the great leap my way this day! Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Dear tlmcgaa, I appreciate you stopping by to read and thank you for leaving great comments which add much to the subject of this hub! Also, I appreciate the vote up and more and share. Have a lovely day, Faith Reaper

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      What a beautiful hub, Faith! The quote of Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “The pen is mightier than the sword” is so true. Unfortunatelly, the internet allows people to post hurtful images or comments about others and those acts can trigger sad consequences for the victim. But on the other hand it's nice to read that the words of one person can help him or her. The internet is big and it's nice to read that something positive happened. I believe in giving positive comments; why hurt other people unnecessarily. Imagine how would be the world if we were all more helpful and positive. Let's hope that it comes to that!

      We have to teach that attitude to children from a very young age!

      Thank you for sharing a real story with a great ending, Faith. Voted up, useful, interesting, beautiful and awesome!

      God bless you for spreading positive messages!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Joelle (kidscrafts),

      Thank you so much for the enthusiastic comments here. You are so right about the Internet being full of hurtful or harmful comments and such, when it does not have to be, for we all can make a choice to choose to write something encouraging and uplifting, as opposed to bashing someone for no reason. It matters not, we just should not go there.

      Yes, we can always hope! Good point about teaching our children from a very young age, as that is what it is going to take for sure.

      I am glad you thought this a beautiful hub. It is good to hear of something where someone's words actually saved a life! I appreciate the voted up and more.

      God bless you too dear one,

      Faith Reaper

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Beautiful message! A sincere compliment, small gesture, a smile, speaking up when someone has been wronged -- we can each help one another in ways we may not even be aware of. We all struggle with something, whether it's an illness, low self-confidence, loneliness, a crisis of faith, the loss of someone dear ... . Words can make a huge difference, positively or negatively. They are tools, and how we use them is up to us.

      You've done such an excellent job of encouraging and educating. You are growing so much as a writer, blossoming right before our eyes. Voted up +++, sharing and pinning.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Linking this to my heroes article. :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Flourish,

      Wow, thank you so much for the "beautiful" comment and all of your other most generous comments here too! Yes, our words literally can bring life or death. We can use them to edify another one. Let us truly think about the words that are coming out of our mouths. I was listening to Faith Radio just this morning and a well known pastor, Dr. Charles Stanley, was actually preaching about loneliness, but what he said really applies here too. He said that when he was a small child, he was in a dark and lonely place, but he happened to walk up on one of his teachers (I forget her name) while she was talking to another person. He said he will never forget that teacher, and described her as tall with dark hair. Anyway, he said he heard her tell someone, "I like that Charlie... I really do." She was talking about him, and he said those few words of affirmation burned into his memory for his entire life, and he is now very old now, maybe close to 80 (not sure). I thought ... wow, how powerful.

      I am so glad you think this is an excellent job of encouragement and education! I really appreciate you saying that so much. Oh ... see there, words really do go a long way.

      Thank you for the vote up and more, share and pin too.

      You're the best!

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, God bless you dear Bill. I am honored with a return visit here by you! Oh, got your hub too : )

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This hub is a very inspirational and important reminder for all of us, Faith. Words can be very powerful, whether they are spoken or written. Your story about the HubPages heroine is absolutely wonderful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much Dear AliciaC!

      I am glad you found this hub to be very inspirational and an important reminder for all. Yes, words are powerful indeed and can either build up or tear down, whether written or spoken for sure.

      Yes, Lissette's words saved a life, and that is just one great example of one's words impacting another one's life, well, actually saving a life!

      I appreciate you reading and leaving such great comments.

      Have a lovely night,

      Faith Reaper

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      Faith, as you know there is a little hero in all of us and we can if we try we can as ur article preaches.. can make a difference, however small or large. A very good hub and the polls actually made me think on how many folks who polled were either hurt or helped nice move and once again thank you so much for sharing... Frank aka Frank

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Frank aka Frank : ) ...Appreciate you reading. Yes, I believe there is a little hero in all of us or there can be when we make a choice and then it is possible to impact lives for the better. Yes, on the polls, I did word them in such a way to cover both sides of reality. You:re so very welcome, and I appreciate the comments. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Fantastic hub Faith. Yes I agree we can all be heroes, and without looking for any accolades. Just by always being friendly to others and offering encouraging comments. You never know what effect your words will have on people, so if you can't say something nice and positive, don't say anything. Your words are always inspirational, and thank you for acknowledging Lissette and her life saving comment. Voted up.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, thank you so much, Dear Jodah! Yes, just being kind in our daily interactions goes a long way to impact lives, so much for so little indeed. That is so true that we may never know of the impact our words have on others and hopefully our words edified them in some way or even saved their life. I appreciate your kind comments here which add much to the subject of this hub. Lissette is indeed a heroine among us.

      Thank you so much for the vote up.

      Have a great weekend,

      Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Very nice and inspiring faith ,everyone can be a hero in their own way :)

      ~~~Have a happy weekend~~~

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Jo (LadyFiddler), Thank you so much for stopping by to read and leaving kind comments. Have a lovely weekend too, Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thank u faith deary!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      You're welcome, sweetie! And thank you!

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Wow Faith,

      Powerful words in this hub, Nicely done with a lot of good information you've made available. Might we all consider how we use our words. they usually have a good or bad effect, but i think very rarely are our words ever neutral. Just a thought!

      (Still not getting my notifications, but glad I found this one.)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Bill (lifegate) , Thank you for the "wow" and I am glad you found your way here despite you are still not receiving notifications! I appreciate you reading and leaving generous comments. Yes, let us think before we speak and you have made a good point that our words are rarely neutral. God bless you, and I hope you get your notification problem worked out. Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Awesome dear Faith .. very well written as usual..

      the words of the lord are powerful, moving and soft all at the same time..

      they are filling, soothing and mind bending .. all at the same time

      time is eternal when he is in your mind.. great hub Faith..

      Michael

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Faith, simply awesome ! I can't understand why some people find pleasure in others pain. It doesn't take much effort to show a little kindness as we go about our life. Unfortunately; we've become so used to the negativity, often when someone show a little humanity, it is seen as odd. We mustn't forget that there are genuinely kind and thoughtful people out there. A thoughtless or mean comment can throw someone who is already in a crisis over the edge, conversely, a kind word or action can save a life. A beautiful and inspirational hub my friend. Well done.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Michael,

      Thank you so much for taking time to read and leave beautiful comments. I appreciate the "great" for sure! Yes, the Word of God is powerful indeed, as it is pure truth.

      Enjoy your weekend.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo (tobusiness),

      Always so great to see you stopping by to read and I appreciate the "great" too! I will never understand that kind of mentality. Yes, God bless those genuinely kind and thoughtful people for who they are in this life! I am glad you thought this this hub to be beautiful and thoughtful.

      I know you are one of those genuine people in this world.

      Have a great weekend!

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Martie Coetser 3 years ago from South Africa

      Our words are indeed mighty powerful. But where do they come from? From the heart or the mind. Nevertheless, when we keep the source clean and healthy, our words will be kind and healing. Faith, you are obviously a hero in Hubville and in real life.

      This hub goes with my hub about playing second fiddle. When we play our part well, we will all be heroes making music in harmony :)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Martie, Always so lovely when you stop by to read and leave insightful comments which add much to the subhect of the hub. That is so true for out of the heart the mouth speaks, and when our heart is not clean, then some pretty nasty words are bound to come out of it. I love that about playing our part well, and we will all be heroes making music in harmony! Thank you the beautiful and kind words left. Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love this wonderful hub, Faith. People seem to be so angry and judgmental today…with their communications with others in social media; on the “news”; and in every day interactions with others. It’s “who did what, and who can we blame.” I only wish that others knew how their words and actions impact others. This should be read by everyone, dear Faith. Hugs and blessings for sharing these wonderful and inspiring thoughts with us. Voted way up and shared. :-)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Genna,

      So great to see you reading as always. I appreciate your great comments which add much to the topic of this hub! It would be awesome if all would think about the words they are going to speak before they speak ... whether they will build up another or tear another one down ...our words can very well save a life. It is true. one's heart must be right as the words we speak are a reflection of what is in our hearts.

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

      Have a great Sunday,

      Faith Reaper

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      Love this. :) Yes, people can be everyday heroes and I try to be very careful with my words at all times. I don't always succeed, but I definitely always try. Thank you for this gentle reminder that what we say and write and even do speaks volumes about our character.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Cyndi,

      Thank you so much for reading. Yes, we can all do a little better with our choice of words, whether writing or speaking no doubt. It is just a matter of thinking about it before we write and speak. This world can be a much brighter and less brutal place when we make this choice!

      Have a great week,

      Faith Reaper

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      Eileen Gamboa 3 years ago from West Palm Beach

      Wonderfully inspiring. I wish everyone would read this and pay heed.

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      b. Malin 3 years ago

      Wow Fatih,

      What a Wonderful Hub...Heroes are Every where...This was such an Inspirational read. It does make you stop and think and hope in some small way that we can all make a difference. We can think twice before we speak and hurt...Happiness is just a Smile away.

      Voted UP & Beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much for reading EGamboa. I appreciate the great comment. Yes, we all should be mindful of the words we speak, coupled with our actions!

      Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi b. Malin,

      So great to see you stopping by to read! Thank you so much for the generous comments. I like that, "Happiness is just a Smile away," so true!

      I am glad it makes one stop and think about the words we speak and/or actions or inactions ... it is a daily choice we all make to either build up or tear down another one.

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Great post, each one of us can be real life heroes by helping out a person in need. As you say each day is filled with opportunities to help another person. A truly inspiring post, voted up. We can all choose to become real life heroes if we truly want to.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Vellur,

      Thank you so much. Yes, indeed, we certainly can all make a choice to do so! I appreciate the vote up and glad you found this to be inspiring.

      Have a lovely rest of the week,

      Faith Reaper

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      I agree with you. There are heroes walking her on earth. A simple smile for a little will make difference to a very tired mom.

      Have a great day! :-)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello ignugent,

      Thank you so much for reading. Yes, we all can certainly make a choice and a little kindness, even a simple smile, goes a long way ... especially to a very tired mom, as you have stated no doubt!

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Wonderful hub faith, and yes words and deeds can make or break a person, I know that for a fact, a hero can be anyone in a split second, we should be so careful of what we say or do, loved it, voted up and shared! nell

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      Naomi Novella 3 years ago from New York, New York

      This was a wonderful read! Made me think about who is on the receiving end of my writing. Good to keep in mind the reader and their needs. What can I say that might inspire or uplift another? Sometimes it's simply in the sharing of our own feelings that others can relate to and see that they are not alone.

      Sometimes the words don't matter, it is the gesture of friendliness that can make one a superhero. In giving a smile or by saying "hello" to a stranger can connect us all. I live in NYC and people are afraid to make eye contact, let alone say "hello" to another. I think it's important to show friendliness. That stranger walking by us could be very sad or stressed. Knowing that there are people in the world glad to see them could help the loneliest heart.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hello dear friend.. How are you?? I see you are still whipping out these wonderful hubs... You can always make me smile.. God is so good .. and you are these sweetest..God bless you my friend.. I wish everyone would listen to your words and know how i important the words they speak how powerful they are.. I pray you blessings and much love my dear friend... I am sorry I have not been around.. please forgive me... you are simply the best. and much loved.... hugs and kisses

      Debbie

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Nell,

      Thank you so much for the great comments and glad you understand about how much our words and/or actions can either harm or edify another person for sure! I appreciate the vote up and share and so glad you loved it too.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Naomi (creativenovella),

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such lovely comments and great insight as to the subject of this hub! Yes, as in your case with your beautiful and profound poetry, I am sure many can relate to what you are expressing and then in the comments, I think, is where one can make an additional connection if you notice that what they are saying in a comment, there is a need for a gesture of kindness in your words there as well. Yes, the smallest act of kindness goes a long way, at least in my mind. There are a lot of lonely people out there who may just need to see a friendly smile.

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi my sweet friend, Debbie,

      So great to see you here stopping by to read! I am fine and I hear you are busy as ever with another wonderful cookbook coming out for Valentine's Day. You are so creative and a wonderful writer and always up to something good! I cannot keep up with you and all that you have going on.

      You are so kind and most generous in your commenting as always, and I love it : ) No need for any forgiveness, as I know you are busy out there doing what you do best, writing away. I have missed you though and I am glad you are here this evening.

      I hope your new book flies off the shelves!

      Hugs and kisses to you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love your ending this with a powerful truth of scripture. Words do have the power to change lives. I love the everyday heroes who use their words to make a positive difference. Wonderful message and told so well. God bless you, Faith.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear teaches,

      Always so great to see you stopping by to read! Thank you so much and I am glad you love the ending and, yes, scripture is always so powerful, as it is pure truth and will cut through the lies of the enemy no doubt. I appreciate your wonderful comments.

      God bless you too dear lady,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Well Corporal Mattox certainly looks happy to be saved!

      And Lisette, Mom's-secret sure is a heroine for doing such a wonderful thing for a fellow soul; YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! MOM'S SECRET!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUPERWOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Great Hub article Faith, embracing the important perennial issues surrounding bullying and self-harming as well, and for the target of the abuse not to let the Lawnmower man in their head. Difficult to deal with and countless books and lectures have evidently been made to confront such dilemma. Personally, when a lad try to bully me in middle school, I just sparked him a good one right in the bracket, turning him a funny colour - it was the wrong thing to do but oddly, we became best friends after that little skirmish. Saving lives has got to be one of the best, and most rewarding jobs in the world .

      A marvellous Hub Faith, proving that one doesn't have to wear their underpants on the outside in order to make a massive impact on anothers life :) Sharing.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hooray for Romeos!!! Thank you for arriving on the scene with such exuberance dear heart! Yes, indeed, Lissette aka Moms-secret is a true heroine no doubt and saved a life just by saying something! When I hear of such, I must share such news.

      I appreciate you sharing your bullying story, and it reminds me of when my son went to middle school and was threatened by a want-to-be gangster, and he had no choice but to whoop up on him good that first day or he would have to put up with such the whole year long! Well, he never had to worry about anyone bothering him from that day forward! I am not for violence of any kind, but one does have to defend oneself when necessary. The next day, of course, he had a following of all the young girls, who thought he was the man LOL.

      Our words do more damage to others' self esteem and we should choose them wisely to build up and not tear down and do as He tells us in His word, blessed are the peacemakers.

      Thank you so much for the "marvelous" and I just love your last sentence about one not having to wear one's underpants on the outside in order to make a massive impact on another's life ... hahaha

      You are pretty marvelous yourself.

      Hugs and blessings always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

      Faith, I FINALLY took time to sit down and read this powerful hub. I was unable to get through the video it was too dark, and I cannot stand watching people hurt others, as well as themselves. Voted up, awesome and interesting.

      A long time ago I wrote an essay titled "The Power Of Words" and you have expressed from your heart an excellent write regarding the importance of the words that come out of our mouths. I have seen and experienced first hand the destruction of words. I believe most of us have.

      The accompanying pictures are outstanding and thank you for encouraging each one of us to be a hero. It is one of the most rewarding things we can do and be. Bullying is evil in my opinion and I so so glad to see you address these very important issues.

      God bless and THANK YOU. Love Sparklea (PS: So thrilled about your new dog, thrilled)

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Sparklea,

      Thank you for taking the time to read here this day. Yes, the video painted a true reality of what is going on in this world today, but it also shows the brighter side when we make a choice to reach out to others too.

      Our words indeed are powerful and we must be mindful to use them carefully to not tear down another person but only to edify our build another one up. I know your essay is wonderful, as you are a great writer. I am sorry you have had to experience such firsthand.

      I appreciate your most generous comments.

      God bless you too,

      Faith Reaper

      Oh, yes, he is a sweetie for sure ... our new puppy : )

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      So refreshing to read your article dear Faith. It made me think what a hero is to me. Many people have shaped my life over the years. No one more then the complete stranger that gave me a chance when I was homeless. Took me off the streets, fed me, took me to get a job which began my new career. She was my hero and I'm forever thankful.

      Hope all is well Faith. So busy anymore. Voted up, across. God Bless you ANGEL.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Lyric!

      What a lovely blessing to see you stopping by to read here. I have missed you and pray all is well with you and yours. Wow, thank you for sharing your beautiful story of the stranger who was a hero to you and saved your life! The world needs a billion more just like her no doubt.

      I am well, just snowed and iced in for a couple of days here in the deep south. We will not thaw out until Thursday at noon when the temperature will rise above freezing. We are not used to the ice here or snow really. A lot of school children had to spend the night at their schools because their parents could not get to them due to the ice on the roads causing many accidents and stopping traffic.

      I appreciate the vote up and more.

      God bless you too precious heart,

      Faith Reaper

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Saw this on my e-mail feed and could not resist wishing my gal pal, Faith Reaper, hero AND punk all wrapped into one a snowy but exceedingly happy and blessed birthday..............

      oh yeah, I do love letting the cat outta the bag for such a sweetheart!

      Enjoy your day, sweetheart and stay warm, safe and cozy! Love, Maria

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      LOL My sweetest friend, who happens to be a hero to many and a punk too when necessary! LOL Thank you for the birthday wishes. Well, I am having a white, snowed in and iced in birthday this year, which is so unusual for the deep south. Love you, Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Not only do children need kindness and caring, many adults do, too. However, remember that a depressed person can say some of the most horrible things, but be forewarned. It is all a part of helping to save a life.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Deb,

      Thank you for leaving such insightful comments! You are so right, as the person who is not well mentally, is likely to say extremely harsh words indeed. I appreciate you brining up that important fact.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      This is so powerful and vitally important to remember, Faith. You've said it so well here. We have the power with our words to build or destroy others in our path. I believe that God puts people in our path everyday who test our faith and our daily practices. As authors, we know the importance of our words and how vital it is to choose them carefully. Do you remember that old gospel song, "Angry Words - oh, let them never, from the tongue unbridled slip...may the heart's best impulse ever, check them e're they soil the lip." Your hub has reminded me to be more careful. Much more careful. We never know the deep impact we may have on another person. I'll be back to view the video in the light of day. Voted this one way up.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, Peg, thank you so much for reading and leaving wonderful comments which add much to the subject of this hub! Oh, I love that song and had forgotten about it, so thank you. It is a good one to keep us mindful about our words for sure. Yes, the video is very powerful indeed. I appreciate the vote way up. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Michael Durden 3 years ago

      Very well written and very inspiring. It doesn't take much action to make a difference in someone's life, even though helping someone change for the better can seem like an almost impossible task. If enough people make that effort, cumulatively it makes a huge difference to the kind of world we live in. Well done.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello Michael,

      Thank you so much for reading. I appreciate your most kind and generous comments! Yes, I truly believe that even the smallest acts of kindness can impact another one's life in a major way.

      Have a lovely evening,

      Faith Reaper

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      skye2day 3 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      My precious sister Faith Reaper. Wow oh wow I so love this wonderful writing filled with timeless truths. Words are very powerful and we so need to be reminded of what our words can do to another. Words we can not take back. We may be so sorry we ever said them but they have been said. My mom always said, ' if you can not say something nice than zip the lip, say nothing.' How true that is. God warns us. Amazing that one of the smallest organs in our body the tongue has the most power in us to build up or tear down another. I pray this goes all over the place just to remind others and to plant seeds dear sister. You keep going and you will. The Lord is in your park and you in his. I must say God has so annointed your writing. You are so special girl. I am so blessed to know you. One day in heaven we will meet and have much to talk about. Hugs Galore my friend. I love you. Skye.

      May Gods favor continue to follow you and yours in all of your comings and goings. Passing this on via fb and voted.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi my sweet sister Skye,

      I am so glad to see you back here writing and reading again, as I have missed you terribly, please know!!! I am so very humbled by your most generous comments here.

      Yes, we all should be mindful of just how powerful our words are to either build up or tear down, and I am all for building up for there are so many out there in this world who are hurting, and a kind word would go a long way in impacting another one's life. This is something I truly believe deep down in my heart.

      Oh, I do so look forward to that wonderful day when we meet in Heaven, together with our sweet Lord. How awesome to think of such reality!

      May God continue to bless you and keep you too precious heart. I look forward to reading your upcoming writes as the Lord gives them to you!

      Thank you so much for passing this one on.

      God bless you. In His Love Always and I love you too,

      Faith Reaper

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      CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

      Faith, what an interesting read. You said these words in here, "discouragement wasteland". I couldn't have described it any better. My son has Autism and goes to a school this year where he is mainstreamed.

      Last year he was in a different school where they had more resources and he had a one-on-one aide.

      So the teacher got fed up because he kept touching other students when they sit in circle time. That's part of his disability. He is already medicated with some high-powered meds and he cannot help himself. I sent him to school with a stress ball and told her that's what the hospital told me to give him to keep his hands busy, or a water bottle. But the teacher felt it was too distracting to the other children. So, after the therapist called and told the teacher he can't help it, it's not that he is just being bad, the teacher decided to give my son a separate square of carpet to sit on to establish his own boundaries. Another child picked on him and called him a baby for having to sit on a square of carpet. So my son said no you are a baby. The child walked up and punched my son in the face, leaving an abrasion on his eye. I got a call saying that the kid faced a consequence. ok, but now my son developed a neurological disorder with his eyes. I've spent the past couple of months taking him to specialists because his doctors don't know what to do about it, and the MRI took a month to get. It's next week.

      I'm so sick and tired of the bullying in our schools, and I'm even more sick and tired of the way the schools are enabling the bullying of Autistic children. Mainstreaming them and disallowing them accommodations for their disabilities is fueling the fire, not helping anything. Anyway, sorry for my rant. It's just a hot topic with me! LOL

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Crafty,

      Aw, a well-deserved rant indeed! That breaks my heart for your son and you too as the mother. I know a mother's heart and the one thing that gets to me more than anything else is when someone intentionally harms a child, whether physically, using words or even poking fun, especially when the child has disabilities. You would be a wonderful advocate to go into schools to teach, not only teachers, children and all else about what it means for a child to have Autism to bring awareness and just maybe, if they are listening, change will come about.

      I hope your son's new school will be able to have a one-on-one aide very soon.

      Bullying is senseless and the words we choose to speak can bring harm to others. We can make that choice to build up or tear down. It is so important to teach children at an early age about compassion and understanding. I believe this is key, and starts at home by the parents.

      I cannot understand the reasoning behind disallowing accommodations for their disabilities. Sadly, it most likely comes down to the dollar. You would also make a great lobbyist for children with Autism to bring about change.

      Thank you for sharing here.

      Sending many (((Hugs))) and much love to you, your precious son and family..

      All children should go through this life filled with joy at being accepted for who they are ...

      Faith Reaper

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      truthfornow 2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      This is very cool and I loved the video. We don't realize how much we can hurt others or make a positive difference in their lives. It is neat to think of the everyday heroes.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello truthfornow,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read and leaving lovely comments. Yes, the video is a powerful one for sure. It is so important to be mindful of the words that are coming out of our mouth, which can either build up or tear down. I hope I am mindful to build up.

      Each one of us can be that everyday hero just be making a choice without even realizing such each day just how far our words will go to save a life.

      I hope you are enjoying a lovely Sunday.

      Blessings

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      Susan Ream 2 years ago from Michigan

      Hey Faith - what a beautiful hub on the power of words. This is why I love to write - there is power in the pen and God can use our words every hour of every day.

      Your words are always filled with grace, kindness and encouragement. I am so glad to have met you here on the hubs. You inspire so many, including me!

      Voted up and shared!

      Hugs and Blessings for a Great Weekend!

      Mekenzie

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mekenzie,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read. Yes, our words carry a powerful punch and it is our choice to use our words to either build up or tear down.

      I appreciate your kind words here, sweet lady. You inspire in each and every article you write and every comment you make. Thank you for being you and building up others!

      I appreciate the vote up and share.

      Hugs and Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful weekend too!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      An excellent reminder to us all that we don't always know the difficulties other people are facing or the burdens they carry. We can help them have a good/better day, or add to their misfortune. I can't think of anything I can add to the superb comments you already have here.

      Voted up, BAUI, and will share.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Faith - Your words are so true, especially at this time when Robin Williams died. Someone could have saved his life. Your words in this hub have power and make you desire to be a hero and rescue someone. My son stopped a friend from suicide. I may be a hero, but I get stressed from trying to fix relationships. Fixing is not the answer. We can only control ourselves. Anyway, the message you give is to help someone in need or someone being bullied or someone in deep trouble. God can live in us and help us to help others. Just smiling at someone might make that person's day. Thanks for the inspiration. Sharing, Blessings, Audrey

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Au fait,

      Oh, me, I apologize for I see that I had missed your lovely comments here from two weeks ago! Please forgive my oversight.

      Thank you for leaving such wonderful insight here to add much to this topic. Yes, why wouldn't we want to go through each day showing compassion for others. We are all human and need each other to get us through this life.

      I appreciate so much the vote up and more and sharing.

      God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey (brakel2),

      Aw, yes, we never know how far-reaching are words and actions may go to actually save a life. We must keep our eye open to truly see and ears to truly hear and discern when someone may be in trouble.

      Thank you for sharing about your son! I am so glad he was able to save a life.

      You are so right, we cannot fix things, but can change our own hearts so that the words coming out of our mouths are only meant for edification, then we are truly able to offer compassion to others.

      A smile goes a long way to brighten another one's day.

      I appreciate the share.

      Blessings always

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

      Faith, this is awesomely beautiful and I voted that way.

      Yes, I know someone who saved a life with words, I may want to write about it someday.

      Voted-up UABI and shared.

      Bless you dear Faith.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Shyron, please do write about it soon! I truly believe the more we share of these types of experiences, the better the world knows that we have a choice with our words to either build up or tear down.

      All of us can make the choice to be a hero each and every day ... just by our words! How beautiful indeed.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, vote up and more and share!

      You are beautiful.

      Bless you too, sweet lady.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      What a wonderful place the world would be if everyone lived with kindness in their heart. It breaks my heart to think of kids even taking their own lives because of bullying. Thanks for writing this.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you so much, Rebecca. I am so sorry this comment slipped by me from two weeks ago! It breaks my heart for the children, especially, too.

      There is no sense to all of this bullying.

      Blessings

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      Mothers of Nations 2 years ago

      Very beautiful and insightful article! Our words are very important indeed. It doesn't take much to share a word of kindness, a smile, an action. These are momentary things that can have an enormous impact on another's life.

      God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear mothersofnations,

      It is always such a blessing when you are able to stop by my side of HP Town. Oh, yes, our words are of the utmost importance in building up or tearing down another, and I pray we are mindful to buildup in lieu of tearing down!

      So true, it doesn't not take but a simple act of kindness, even a smile, as you have stated, can have an impact on another one's day. We are all capable of extending such kindness to all with whom we come into contact in our daily lives.

      God bless you too.

      Happy Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for in this life.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      a real life hero doesn't have to be superman or batman, it's my dad, super dad

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi peachpurple,

      Aw, that is so sweet about your dad being a hero. Yes, Super Dad to the rescue!

      We should all strive to be those everyday heroes in this life.

      Blessings

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      Sheila Brown 20 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is such a strong and wonderful hub! I can't understand why bullying is tolerated anywhere, but especially in schools. Parents do need to wake up and realize what it going on in schools and take more interest in what is happening to their children while there. It is so true that just a few words can either break or mend a heart. We should all be kind to everyone we come across! You never know, you may be saving someone's life by just being kind. Up and awesome!

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      Marlene Bertrand 19 months ago from Northern California, USA

      Very inspirational. Here, we learn that there is a hero in everyone. A kind word, a smile, a deep hug can make a real difference in someone's life.

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      Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

      Hi sg!

      I'm so sorry for missing your lovely comment from three weeks ago ... Bullying should not be tolerated anywhere. It is so harmful and just breaks my heart when I hear about such going on. Parents should really be in tune with their child's changing behavior and really talk to them. You are so right about the words we speak and being kind and never knowing how far-reaching our kindness helps others in this life. This world can be so brutal at times, when each one of us can choose to be kind.

      Thank you for the vote up and awesome while it was still here three weeks ago : )

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene,

      Yes, you have summed it up perfectly here! And what a huge difference we can make in this life and world when we choose to simply do such small acts of kindness and compassion towards others. It's not hard at all.

      Thank you for your lovely visit here this day.

      Blessings to you and yours

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      Patricia Scott 16 months ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you for sharing this, Faith. It is important for each of us to be reminded that a carelessly spoken word can be crushing but the flip side is that we can lift others with just the right word.

      Hoping for you that an abundance of uplifting words come your way each day.

      Angels are on the way to you ps And wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Faith Reaper 16 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Patricia, Yes, I'm all about the "flip side" in lifting up others and not tearing them down. We should all be mindful of just how powerful our words are and make the choice to choose our words carefully. Peace, blessings and angels heading your way. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family.

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