Sticks & Stones

Do you remember when you were younger hearing, “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me”?  I have a vivid recollection of this saying throughout my childhood.  I also believed it and created a protective shell around my feelings so that some of the hurtful names could not penetrate.

Today’s more mature thinking conveys a completely different message and it is captured in the meme above, “The one who throws the stone forgets; the one who is hit remembers forever.” As I thought more about this quote, I realized how hurtful things can be and more importantly, how long this hurt lasts.

I am grateful for the updated version about how hurtful words and gestures can affect others.  Why not sow kindness into the people that cross your path?  The world would be a much better place filled with more peace.

Three Ways to be Kind…

  1.  Show authentic appreciation for another and if you can edify (do it in front of others) it is even more powerful.
  2.  Write a short note or card and drop it in the mail for no other reason but to let that person how much you care.
  3.  Leave a small gift for someone anonymously.

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