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Speak Words of Edification – March 11 Inspiration


Speak words of edification. Positive, uplifting words build us up–they don’t tear us down. Just as we appreciate hearing words of edification, we should endeavor to affirm and build up others, as well. It’s important to speak the kind words–and never allow unkind words to escape our lips.



Here’s your Friday inspiration…

“Every time you think anything good about anyone,

verbalize it. People cannot read your mind.

Your thoughts have power and may affect

another’s confidence level in a minor way,

but your words can really lift them up and encourage them.

All people need affirmation, especially those who

have been emotionally wounded or hurt by someone.

We have more power than we realize we do.

We can help people!

Right words spoken at the right time have the power to heal.

Not only are right words spoken at the right time

good for others, they are also good for us.

We experience joy in building others up.

God made you to be a blessing.

Start being what you were made to be

and you will start receiving what you are meant to receive!”

–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”


My reflections:

This has been an ongoing theme for me in multiple blogs.  Words are so powerful and can definitely hurt–the old adage about “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me” — SO not true! I can still remember unkind, hateful words spoken to me YEARS ago, even some from childhood. I have recovered better from a broken neck than from the damage done by some of these words!


So what are YOUR thoughts?

Do you agree in the power of words, for good or bad?

Have you been hurt by unkind words, and the damage done still affects you?



  1. marianne

    Words do matter. We were in an parking garage elevator with a gentleman who said “Oh shoot,I forgot my validation.” My husband said, “I don’t know if this helps but you look like a very decent and kind person. How’s that for validation?”
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    13 . Mar . 2016
  2. Elizabeth O.

    Words are definitely powerful. They can affect a person positively or negatively, depending on what you said. That is why I am very careful with my words, especially when I’m talking to kids. It could stay with them for the rest of their lives.

    13 . Mar . 2016
  3. Michelle Gwynn Jones

    Who ever said that words can’t hurt you was never the victim of a bully.
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    14 . Mar . 2016
  4. Kendra

    I definitely believe that words truly are powerful!
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    14 . Mar . 2016
  5. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    This is so true. You could be feeling really great about yourself and then someone tells you something bad or awful and it just hits you. You could also be feeling down and someone compliments you and bam, you feel much better.
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    14 . Mar . 2016
  6. victoria

    Words are really powerful sometimes you may get hurt with a words.

    14 . Mar . 2016
  7. Rosey

    What a good tip to verbalize good thoughts. That’d be great if everyone did so. 🙂

    14 . Mar . 2016
  8. Life as a Convert

    I’ve been trying to make it a habit of encouraging people when I see them, and also complimenting people on things that I see – (all strangers) – I think it is sweet to get this sort of attention and I want to pass it on.
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    14 . Mar . 2016
  9. Marielle Altenor

    I do believe in the power of words. Its not always easy to say positive but when you do I feel that positive things happen in return. Sort of like a boomerang effect. And its the same if you speak hate and negativity!
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    14 . Mar . 2016
  10. melandria romero

    sometimes it hurts me but i always have one rule in my life, you cannot hurt me unless your a very important part of my life
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    15 . Mar . 2016
  11. Jojo Vito

    oh yes..Life and death is in the power of our tongue…Let’s then choose life, choose to edify.

    16 . Mar . 2016

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