Friday, March 20, 2009


Our words can encourage, discourage, destroy, uplift, hurt, enlighten, help, and most importantly, be misinterpreted or ignored. How do we avoid having our words perceived in a negative way? How do we say what we mean and mean what we say? How do we get those people who mean so much to us to truly listen to what we are saying?

Because honestly, I'm wondering. Sometimes we talk until we are blue in the face and those closest to us don't listen. Then other times we say just one thing in a vulnerable moment and it gets taken out of context and blown out of proportion. How can you commit years to a relationship and that person not know you? Is it because you never said what you felt? Or is it because they just didn't listen?

I'm just wondering...
Walden Fan

1 comment:

Dreamer said...

I do know the power of words and the affect they can have on people. There are times when things are taken out of context, but there are also times when things are said unexpectedly or to someone else and then are left with little or no explanation. So..while it's true that maybe people don't listen, it can also be true that maybe they would given the chance or an explanation of a sudden change of behavior....left without such an explanation only leads to lots of thoughts and questions. Words can destroy...but words can also mend or long as it's remembered that no one is a mind reader.