words …  words that are hurtful can wound; words that are angry can bring division; words that are false can cause confusion and chaos

words … words that are loving can heal; honest and gentle and forgiving words can bring reconciliation,; empathetic words and words of wisdom can breathe hope

if conversations could be gracious, loving and life-giving and if conversations could be encouraging and affirming and respectful,
hearts and minds could be opened goodness, healing and Love could surface

activist Martin Luther King Jr. said that “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 that “it is better to have a heart without words than to have words without a heart” … may there be hearts with words and may there be words with heart

© June Maffin

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(Flowers are from our garden on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada)