Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Watching what we say

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” ~ Rudyard Kipling 

At Leo's Coney Island in Royal Oak  / Cindy La Ferle

Words matter. Language is one of the most powerful gifts we have -- a gift that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Whether we're swearing in public, reporting fake news, labeling each other, spraying graffiti on walls, shouting one-sided opinions, spouting unsolicited criticism or spreading gossip, words matter. 

Words can dampen a good mood or soothe an aching soul. Words can tear people down or lift them up. Words can mend relationships or tear them apart. Words can ignite war or inspire peace. We must choose our words wisely and use them with care. ~CL


  1. You are so right! I would like to see more signs like the one at Leo's