sticks_and_stonesThere’s an old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” I’d like to challenge that.  Words can hurt. Words do hurt. If you’ve ever had anyone speak damning words to you, you know it hurts more than a stick or a stone.  One time, a person said to me: “You’ll never make it in Florida! Once they get to know the real you, you’ll have to come back!”  The words were not only hurtful but unforgettable. Because I still remember them. I remember where we were standing, and I remember those words almost stopping me from going. I have learned that sticks and stones can hurt the body, but words can bleed the soul. If you are a person who spouts off, pray for self-control. If you are a person who’s been spouted off to, pray for healing. The person who said those words to me spoke them over fifteen years ago. True, I haven’t forgotten them. But you know what else is true? Unlike what she tried to curse over me…I’m still in Florida. 🙂

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