The Power of Your Words

Our words have power to make or break a person’s life, including your own. The words that come out of our mouths can change the course of a person’s life, behavior or purpose. It is up to us what words to say, whether the words are seasoned with good or bad ones. It’s better if we can always let the good words come out regularly.

When I was growing up as a child, various people said all kinds of words to me, negative and positive alike. Those very words altered the way I view about myself and how I would behave when I am around with other people.

Some said I was a snob. I was like this (or still am?), because of the words that were carelessly hurled at me. It hurt my self-esteem.

As a teenager, girls in the school send love notes to me. But instead of being delighted of that privilege, I viewed it as an insult. They were probably making fun of me. It’s all because in the past, people closed to me said negative words about my looks. And those words I accepted as true.

Although I view myself as handsome now haha, hence the name for my site!

It is indeed true of what James said in the bible, in James 3:3 that our lives are like a boat traveling out in the sea and the rudder as its guide, a small part of the ship could change the course of it travel. Likewise our lives traveling out in the sea of life, and we have a tongue, a small part of our body, but could make or break our lives and other peoples’.


  1. Hey there! Love your blog! I’m gonna add you on MyBlogLog so I can drop in again.

    My daughter just did a little literature lesson about words. Here’s the poem she read and studied:

    by Phoebe Cary

    Suppose, my little lady,
    Your doll should break her head,
    Could you make it whole by crying
    Till your eyes and nose are red?
    And would n’t it be pleasanter
    To treat it as a joke;
    And say you’re glad “’T was Dolly’s
    And not your head that broke?”

    Suppose you’re dressed for walking,
    And the rain comes pouring down,
    Will it clear off any sooner
    Because you scold and frown?
    And wouldn’t it be nicer
    For you to smile than pout,
    And so make sunshine in the house
    When there is none without?

    Suppose your task, my little man,
    Is very hard to get,
    Will it make it any easier
    For you to sit and fret?
    And would n’t it be wiser
    Than waiting like a dunce,
    To go to work in earnest
    And learn the thing at once?

    Suppose that some boys have a horse,
    And some a coach and pair,
    Will it tire you less while walking
    To say, “It is n’t fair?”
    And would n’t it be nobler
    To keep your temper sweet,
    And in your heart be thankful
    You can walk upon your feet?

    And suppose the world don’t please you,
    Nor the way some people do,
    Do you think the whole creation
    Will be altered just for you?
    And is n’t it, my boy or girl,
    The wisest, bravest plan,
    Whatever comes, or does n’t come,
    To do the best you can?

  2. Hey thanks Mishelle.

    That poem is really good. It’s good that your daughter is learning wise words at such a young age. That’s a good start, and she will be much wiser, and surely will face the future with control.

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