Thursday, February 4, 2016

little words

little words
can pack a punch!

little words
can hurt so much

little words
can heal so much.

little words
have power!

sometimes it's easy 
to ignore those
hurtful words
and sometimes it is not

sometimes a simple
word of kindness
means more than
we will ever know

those little words
can either
knock someone down
they can pick someone up!

melody-mae 2016

I belong to a couple online running groups
and have signed up to 'run the year' 2016 in 2016.

These groups are very active on facebook 
posting runs/mileage but, also posting 
personal triumphs and struggles.

A few days ago, someone posted about her run.

Jennifer said she was out running and a couple
other runners said some very hateful and mean words
about her, thinking she couldn't hear them
because she had headphones on.
Well, guess what? She heard them...and the words
were just plain ugly!!
So ugly in fact, that she turned around and went
back to her car.
When she posted this story on to the running group,
the support and love were ASTOUNDING.
I am still amazed at the outpouring
she was shown!

Yesterday, Feb. 3rd we were prompted to dedicate our runs/walks
to Jennifer and to wear red. (Jennifer was wearing red
the day of her run)
I couldn't even tell you how many miles were dedicated to
Jennifer or how many pictures of people in RED
popped up in my newsfeed on facebook!
It was moving, to say the least.

It was awesome to be a part of this.
To witness the goodness in people,
the support that was shown.

It was also a HUGE reminder
that even little words matter.

Words can have an impact,
positive or negative.
Words matter.

Little words offered up in kindness
can truly matter.
they can make a difference!!

The power of simple words.

Don't shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him." C. S. Lewis



Susan Kane said...

What a group! Jennifer "outworded" the cruelty by the show of support.

Laurel said...

LOVE this!

Anna said...

That's wonderful!