Friends & Their Words
Words can heal.
Words can inspire us to greater heights when said at the right time and in the right moment.
Words can restore poor health and broken hearts when we begin to speak aloud our healing and believe it.
Words are things which give people a glimpse of what the TRUTH is inside of a person’s heart.
When words come from people we call our friends, those words can be even more powerful…..or destructive.
Short True Story
I had a
friend who would build me up when I was down. I credited the person with restoring my self-esteem and helping me to find my “voice” again. But every now and then, the things that came out of his mouth were very hurtful and malicious. In time, those same words he spoke eventually manifested into some of the most destructive behaviors in our friendship and of course, the friendship ended.
How could beautiful things and toxic things come from the same person?
The beautiful words were real on the surface. But what was truly in the heart could not be contained, therefore, instances in which I was praised in one hour and cursed in the next would happen. This was a preview of things he held in his heart but I only wanted to believe the good in him thus I chose to ignore the previews….his real truth.
See, friends who love you are careful about what and HOW they say the things they say to you.
Friends who love you tell you the truth upfront so the truth doesn’t tell on them.
Friends who love you, love you for who you are and accept you “as is”.
I grew to another level and I am careful who I call my “friend” and who I allow to say certain things to me.
Listening to words and paying attention to how they make you feel is another tool for ensuring I am always handled with care.
You should consider doing the same.
Be handled with care and love,
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Posted on June 3, 2011, in With Love and tagged best friends, friends, handle with care, healing, life giving, love, short true story, the truth, toxic words, truth, verbal abuse, words. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.