Words can heal; words can harm. One of the greatest gifts that God has given us is the gift of words. It is not something we're born with, but it is something that defines us as human beings. We learn language throughout our lives, and never stop, because we are born with the power of speech. If one is not able to speak, then one can use words in writing, which is just as powerful. But what are words after all? Can you imagine our lives without them? Just think about it for a second and let us explore the significance of words.

Don't mix bad words with your bad mood. You'll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you'll never  get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.

Words are expression of emotions; they have a power we might not even be aware of. The first word spoken by a human being brings joy, pride, and leaves an impact forever. The lack of it brings worry.

Words come in more than 6,000 different languages, spoken in every corner of the world. There is no common language that unites us all, but we all speak words. And nothing carries more meaning than words. They are spoken by both commoners and rulers; both children and adults; both men and women.

Words have to be well-chosen because the effect they can leave is indescribable and unforgettable. They build, they break, they unite, they teach, they control and they affect. They can radiate beauty; they are lyrics of inspiring pieces of music; they form acts of outstanding pieces of literature; they make books and they inspire and change us.

A pure mind makes for pure words. It is said that speech may exalt someone to kingship or send him to the gallows. I should never let myself indulge in false, bitter and vicious speech. My words should reflect my true inner nature that of purity and peace. Words once spoken can never be recalled.-Unknown

Words are memories; they are writable, portable, and transmittable and can be stored; they can send chills down our spine; they can reduce us to tears. Nothing brings nostalgia better than with words. Words are decisions; they can express our wants, needs, dreams, and burdens. They divide, hurt, console and persuade. They are window to our feelings.

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate or show humility; to share, encourage, inspire, motivate or to blow our own horn or sing our own praises to satisfy our ego. Let us be careful with what we say; a word once uttered can never be recalled.

By Tim Pedrosa


Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak.-Margaret Weis