Over sixteen years a lot of words have been said. Some good, some bad. All make part of that impact. As I have been looking over Pinterest and other parts of the internet these last weeks, and doing a bible study, I have found many things referring to the words that are said and written. Words are powerful, they change lives. Words can bring destruction, and words can bring healing. So stop cutting yourself and other people down with your words. That's not an excuse, words can hurt the most. Why not instead use your words for good, to bring growth and life to a person, not lies and death? Heal instead of poison, use truth instead of dishonesty, bring back the life. Think about what you say, take just a moment. Pause. It doesn't take long, but it can make a difference far down the road.
I think I'll leave this here, just for the moment. A tribute to the sixteen years God has given me, and to thinking before we act. I wonder how different things would be, if every word you said appeared where everyone could see.