that are hurtful
that are angry
can bring division.
that are false
can cause confusion and chaos.
that are loving
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
and if conversations could be
… encouraging and affirming and respectful
the gift of listening
could open hearts and minds
and goodness, healing and Love
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.
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
may there be words with heart.
Photo and Text © June Maffin
(flowers from our garden)