Word Up!

I’m not sure when I began to realize the importance of using the right words and being careful about what words come out of your mouth, but I’m pretty sure it was way back when I was a little girl.  I remember feeling uncomfortable when people would speak negatively about someone, something, or even life itself.  I remember often telling people to be careful about speaking words that put someone, something, or even and idea down.  

I am continually reminding my family, my friends, my staff, my associates, and all those that I have the opportunity to influence every day how powerful words are.  They can either build you up or break you down, it’s that simple.  As a matter of fact, my brand and my business world have been built around this simple fact.  The words of affirmations that I have placed on each bottle, jar, package, or page that I produce are a testament to that.  

We can all use reminders now and then just how important words are and how to keep your words positive to build up yourself and others.  We can all do our part in making this happen by taking out the negative words from our vocabulary.  A few suggestions are below.

  • Instead of using the words I can’t or I won’t, try instead to say I will do my best, or I am going to make it happen somehow. You will be surprised by how much you can change the outcome and the level of your accomplishments.
  • When someone asks “how are you” instead of answering with “I’m ok” or
    I am fine," say the words, “I am great” or “I am doing well, thank you."  Regardless of how you feel or what reality looks like, these words will point you there and brighten someone’s day.
  • Before you decide to criticize someone for something that you do not agree with, try something new instead.  Think to yourself that everyone is entitled to think differently for various reasons and speak the words, “I will try to understand another point of view.”
  • If you don’t like the way you look some days, instead of saying words that defeat you, say words like, “I look great” or “I am beautiful," and you will soar into the day with a brand new outlook and energy.

Remember, what you speak is what becomes a reality, either good or bad. Keep your words positive and uplifting to continue in the direction of living your best and most beautifulife. 

My affirmation for you is;

“I am choosing my words wisely to stay focused on what is good, what is right, and what is positive today and every day."

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