Our words make our world

In My Thoughts by Gregg BanseLeave a Comment

Words. I’m humbled by great writers and orators. Did you know Abraham Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address twice before he delivered it? Two different copies written by hand. The speech is only 262 words long and one of the most powerful speeches ever given. It is said that Lincoln knew full-well the importance of that speech and prepared for it.

Below is a video, another demonstration of the power of words. It’s a promo piece for Andrea Gardner (Purplefeather) but the message is clear. Our choice of words matter. As I write more blog posts here, I am becoming more conscious of the words I choose. I’m still finding a proper gait and hope you’ll pardon me for the occasional goof and guffaw.

When we use words, we define a thought, an idea, that we share with others. This simple act of communication with words is our interaction with our world. They say you are what you eat. I offer that we are what we speak.

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