Words can make magic. They can bring good news and cheer you up when you’re sad. Words can heal wounds and offer forgiveness. They can express love and wow can they tell a story! Like magic!
Sometimes, though, words can go awry and bounce off the wrong surface and cause hurt or destruction. They can sting or erupt in wars. But we know this about magic – some is good, some not so good.
Words are, in essence, just an illusion. They can only illustrate things and feelings, they aren’t real. Words are just a facade. A trick of magic.
We can’t forget, though, how powerful they are. Words can create pictures in your head. Those images can take root. You may not remember where you heard it, or even the exact words. But thanks to the magic of words, you can recreate the picture or the emotion.
As stewards of words, we need to be wary of the words we use. Not just on the page or screen. But also in how we talk to the real characters of our lives.
Stay open for ways that you can use words to help and heal others. Wield words to make others feel better about themselves or encourage them to do more. There’s so much we can do with our words! What an amazing and magical gift we have to be able to say what we need to say.
Remember the power of words. And watch how you use their magic.