The POWER of WORDS..

By Bess
@epiffanie (8343)
Australia
March 25, 2017 9:38pm CST
. Negative or positive, never underestimate the power of words... When I was young and struggling to cope with responsibilities that were thrust upon my shoulders, Powerful positive WORDS were the only strength that carried me through .. Words I said to myself .. I talked myself into my chosen words .. I deserve better if not the best.. because lacking dehumanize absolutely.. *I WOULD RATHER HAVE THINGS THAT I DON'T NEED THAN NEED THINGS THAT I DON'T HAVE* .. This was my childhood secret motto .. It was a secret because I didn't want to be laughed at .. For some reasons, fellow children in those days, and even some of the adults ridicule you if you express high goals and dreams if you happened to come from a desperately poor existence.. At that time, it seemed very impossible to get the things I needed, how much more having things that I wanted but didn't need??...So I secretly talked myself into my secret motto and hoped for the best .. You'll meet people ( as i did ) who might take offence with the positiveness in you, and will do all they can to bring you down by guiding you in the wrong direction away from your goals and dreams. But in the end, they won't win over the power of the positive words you talked yourself into.. ;) ..... But, Positive words must come with good intention and truthfulness .. integrity, self-respect and dignity if you want them to work for you . I struggled for years even in this so called lucky country . I was ridiculed, discriminated and my ideas were sabotaged. But, when I was finally free of all the negative energies that stunted my growth as a meaningful, creative human being, my secret motto came back to me after many years when I found this key ring in a gift shop ;) ... I bought it as a gift to myself to celebrate my total freedom from all the negatives and the negative people including the religious fanatic nutcases who tried to rule my life for a decade ...It took another 15 years or so of hard work before I finally realized that life is finally good.. actually it is even better than better... Very, very grateful indeed .. There is not a moment that I don't feel grateful to 'the NOW'.. So, no matter what situation you are in, choose the words you attach to yourself and to your goals . NEVER let greed play a part in your life... and always look at others as your equal... Remember that you have no right to thrust upon them your negative words and energy even if you feel that they are indebted to you for whatever reasons . You have no right to own others.. not even your own children ... You are responsible for the energy you bring out into this world, I and the others are responsible for ours ... We, all of us always reap what we sow...*epiffanie* Bess .. I just want to share this beautiful delicate flower ;)
This beautiful cactus flower opens at sunrise and dies at sunset .. it's shame that it doesn't last a few days..
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20 responses
@JustBhem (20541)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Mar
I used to be surrounded with negative people. And now I learned a lot so I try to be as possitive as I can.
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@JustBhem (20541)
• Davao, Philippines
27 Mar
@Lupita234 Yes, I will. Thanks.
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
Good for you that you have learned to stay away from people who bring negative energy into your life .. @JustBhem
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@vickyrose (1964)
• Canberra, Australia
30 Mar
@JustBhem There is a generation of negative people. Some think that it's cool to be negative, complain and whine. To the audience, it gets very tiring and boring if they are being repetitive. A strong person will not be easily influenced and swayed.
@andriaperry (30792)
• Anniston, Alabama
26 Mar
A wonderful message!
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
Thank you so much! .. @andriaperry
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
@Lupita234 thanks .. yes words are really powerful ..
@TRBRocks420 (60693)
• Banks, Oregon
26 Mar
I try to be positive as much as I can and, beautiful flower there.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
Yes, it is very important to be positive .. but also acknowledge that negative words thrown at us by others can be turned into positive that can inspire us..
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@vickyrose (1964)
• Canberra, Australia
26 Mar
When I was young, I'd rather be smacked than lectured by my parents as their words reverberated up to this time.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
@vickyrose I'm sure your parents words inspired you throughout these years ..right? ..
@vickyrose (1964)
• Canberra, Australia
30 Mar
@epiffanie you're quite right. I was a rebel and went against some of their beliefs, but now, after years of living, i now see the wisdom of their words. If I listened, my life would have been simpler. ;)
@vickyrose (1964)
• Canberra, Australia
30 Mar
@Lupita234 Hello Jesus.
@Farcha (690)
8 Aug
Sometimes, words are more than action.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
15 Aug
Yes.. actions speak louder ..
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@Farcha (690)
15 Aug
@epiffanie you are right
@DianneN (57243)
• United States
26 Mar
Your words, thoughts, and message is so perfectly true!
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
Thank you so much @DianneN .. I appreciate your presence ..
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@DianneN (57243)
• United States
3 Apr
@epiffanie Aww, you're so sweet! And I, you!
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@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
28 Mar
Though the words are negative or Positive we can't change withdraw or replace it. So we should keep control over our tongue. Beautiful post Bess.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@shshiju ..Thank you kindly .. indeed, once unleashed, we can't take back ..
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@Lupita234 Yes.. we must practice self-control ..
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@shshiju (9187)
• Cochin, India
1 Apr
@epiffanie There are many rage situations especially in traffic. Keep control is the perfect thing
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
26 Mar
I do think it is very inspiring to read such quotes.
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@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
29 Mar
@Lupita234 It adds to our wisdom.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
@Shavkat thank you kindly! ..
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
30 Mar
@Lupita234 we all have wisdom to share around ..
@SIMPLYD (74827)
• Philippines
27 Mar
I am happy for you my friend. Despite those hardships, you have reached a very stable status now. Regards to Greg .
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@SIMPLYD .. thank you so much .. hardship can make us strong ..
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@Lupita234 Yes, it take a lot of hard work to achieve some stability ..
@sol_cee (13157)
• Japan
26 Mar
Not nutty today but hmm...inspiring? Well done though.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
Thank you @sol_cee .. hahaha! no, the nutty one was asleep when I was writing down this thoughts...
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@Lupita234 thank you Jesus .. .. oh by the way, is Jesus your real name?...
@paigea (21012)
• Canada
2 Apr
A great account of how you made yourself strong.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
7 Apr
Thank you kindly .. difficult experiences in life make us strong ..
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@thelme55 (11405)
• Germany
1 Apr
You are right. Be true to yourself besides being a positive person. I avoid the people who are negatives as they always put me down.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
2 Apr
@thelma55 thank you Thelma .. yes we have a choice ..
@lokisdad (4307)
• United States
28 Mar
I like that saying on the key chain. We always say that it is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. I agree with you that words have power but its more that we give them power.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
Thank you Robert.. I appreciate your words ..
• Banks, Oregon
28 Mar
What a wonderful message! i so agree
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@chrissbergstrom ... thank you Chris ..
@Nawsheen (22857)
• Mauritius
26 Mar
Well written post. Calls for reflection...
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
Thank you! .. I appreciate you reading it ..
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@hereandthere (22985)
• Philippines
26 Mar
yes, it would be nice if families treated each member equally
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@hereandthere .. unfortunately, there are dysfunctional people that belong to dysfunctional families who don't treat one another with respect ...
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@JudyEv (96507)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Mar
A lovely post with a great deal of truth in it - thanks for sharing.
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
You are welcome Judy .. and thank you too ..
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@ShifaLk (7313)
• India
27 Mar
That's a beautiful n inspiring post especially that picture
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
Thank you Shifa! .. I appreciate your comment ..
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@ShifaLk (7313)
• India
1 Apr
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@BelleStarr (31031)
• Portland, Connecticut
31 Mar
Words are very powerful and they can cut like a knife or raise like a soft wind, we need less cutting and more lifting.
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
So true! .. I love the way you put it .. thank you! ..
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@FayeHazel (10729)
• United States
26 Mar
A beautiful post. Thank you for sharing it and your words of positivity and wisdom. I just finished reading a book about power of words "Change your words, Change your life" by Joyce Meyer.
@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
1 Apr
@FayeHazel .. thank you too .. that would be an interesting book to read ..