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.