that are hurtful
… can wound.

Words that are angry
… can bring division.

Words that are false
… can cause confusion and chaos.

Loving Words
… can heal.

Honest and Gentle and Forgiving Words
… can bring reconciliation.

Empathetic and Words of Wisdom
… can breathe hope into seemingly hopeless situations.

If conversations could be
… gracious, loving and life-giving

If conversations could be
… encouraging and affirming and respectful

the gift of listening
… could open hearts and minds
and potential goodness, healing and Love
… beneath the words
could surface.

Actor Robin Williams said
… “Words and actions can change the world.”
May it be so.

Activist Martin Luther King Jr. said
… “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies
but the silence of our friends.”
May friends not be silent.

And civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi said
“… It is better to have a heart without words
than to have words without a heart.”
May there be
… hearts with words
… words with heart.



Photo and Text © June Maffin
(flowers from our garden)

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