Wednesday, September 10, 2008

You Know What Words Can Do

My Mother is forever quoting the movie,
" The Great Debators" - The part when Forrest Whitaker's character, Dr. Farmer, is talking to Denzel Washington's character, Melvin B. Tolson, at a Sunday afternoon dinner party at Dr. Farmer's home. He and Tolson get into a heated conversation over whether or not Tolson is a good influence on Dr. Farmer's son. The conversation progresses, and at a pivitol point, Dr. Farmer jokingly says, " You know what words can do!" to Melvin Tolson.

It's true. If you ever think about it. Words can hurt or heal. It's just that simple. I remember distinctly reading somewhere in the Bible that " the power of life and death are in the tongue".
Be careful what you say to people. Once it's said, you can't retract it. Can't erase the hurt. I don't care how hard you try. So, think before you speak. Really. Life is so precious, and too short to go around spitting out things that hurt instead of heal one another. Of course, this is my opinion...
Until next time....Carla

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