Hey everyone, I hope you had a good week. I did for the most part.
Words can bring joy, but they can also be harmful. It’s true that actions are louder than words, but in my experience: words do more damage than actions.
I’ve been a victim of verbal abuse, and trust me it takes a toll on you.
Social media is a great example of verbal abuse. Unfortunately, some people tear others down to make themselves feel better. I may not be a victim of verbal abuse on social media, but I’ve been bullied by someone who was jealous of me..
Someone who had a pretty sad life, decided it was okay to control me, and they cut me down to a point where I felt like I couldn’t do anything right.
I have a tendency to see the good in people, so instead of doing something about it, I chose to turn my cheek again and again. When I finally decided to talk to their boss, it was already to late.
I didn’t want anyone else having to go through what I did, but there was nothing I could do. I waited to long to speak up about what I was going through, and they were able to get away with it.
No matter what the situation is, if someone is verbally harassing you, don’t do what I did. Tell someone what you’re going through, whether it physical or emotional, your voice matters.
Everything that we do today gets criticized by someone.
Words can be like a punch in the gut, they cut deep and can scar you for life. In our world, we need to be there for each other. So please, instead of using words to hurt people, use them to left each other up.
A lesson that I was taught is: if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything.
I was listening to K-love, and this song came on, it’s called “Mean Girls” by Leanna Crawford. It reminded me of exactly what I’m talking about. Here’s the video:
I recommend watching it, as it shows just how powerful words can be.
When people use words to hurt others, it can get so bad that they commit suicide.
There’s a movie called: “A Girl Like Her” It’s based on many true stories. Be warned though, because it can trigger some people.
My prayer for the future is that we use uplifting words to encourage people, instead of using harmful words to bring people down.
Until next time, stay positive.