The Power Of Your Words
Author: Byron Pulsifer, © 2011
We may not all be created equal in every attribute but we all have several things in common.
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So, what are these things?
Of Course, Our Time
All of us have the same amount of time - the same amount of seconds, minutes and hours in a day to do with as we desire.
And There Is, Individual Power
We also have individual power although some may think not because they live in countries where they are ruled by a strict dictator or military government. But, even these people have power.
Combine Time and Power in Your Words?
The time you take and the power of your words - how you say them, what words you choose to use, and when to speak these words. These words can be ones that ridicule, make fun of, chastise, or ones that provide encouragement,
praise or demonstrate kindness.
A Story Of Time and Power of Words
I recall a story told to me by a good friend of mine who used to commute to work daily on a go train. Once disembarking the train, he always walked he short distance to his office building along with all the other throngs of people hurrying on their way to their work.
Each morning, he passed an older man who was always at the same spot with cup in hand hoping to get a bit of change by those who passed by. For most people, this person was someone to be ignored as if he didn't exist, a person who they didn't want to be bothered with.
Invariably, though, my friend would always say good morning to him and bid him to have a good day. The stranger would smile back, say good morning and remain on station until all the commuters had gone on their way.
Occasionally, my friend would drop a dollar or two in his cup on his way by as he said hello.
This behaviour went on for several years until one day . . . . .
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