I am currently on my way to work and had the idea and urge to write about this topic quickly. A topic that I feel should be important in almost every single person’s life. Words. Words are a beautiful thing, and the power of the words we use is serious. Everything we say leaves a mark on someone, whether we realise this or not.

To realise this, we have to reflect on how we are with people, how we treat people, and most importantly, how we speak to people. It doesn’t just take the correct words to choose; it also takes how we say things that can affect people. I am the type of person who takes everything, if not the majority, of what is said to me in. I will play it back in my head, questioning the meanings and trying to break down why it was said.

This gets annoying because, as much as I say, I don’t let anything bother me – how people speak to me and what they say affects me the most. I think it’s because I know how deep words can be. As someone who writes, I have realised that your words can be your deadliest weapon or best companion.

For as long as I can remember, I have always been aware of how I spoke to people. It is not in my nature to be rude for no reason. Don’t get me wrong; there have been times when I haven’t thought about my words in the heat of the moment – but I would never be the first; I would always react in response to how I was spoken to, which is with everyone in my life.

When you are young, you don’t think about what you say and how you say it will come across to people – you’re naïve about how your words may or may not affect others. I think once you grow up and mature with age, you start to realise how stupid you can sound when you don’t think about what you say, whether in an argument, making jokes, or speaking just for the sake of it – what you say to people and how you say it can either be a good thing or a bad thing – there is no in between.

The power of the words we use in our life is very serious; I genuinely believe that. If we speak negatively about our life, then negative things will occur – and if we speak positively, positive things will come. The power of the tongue we have is endless. Our tongue has no bones but is strong enough to hurt deeply. Would you rather hurt people with your words?

I want to end this post by saying that you should remember that everyone goes through things, no matter how much they smile or how chilled they are. Choose your words wisely when speaking to people because, in the long run, it is better to make someone’s day with positive words than to make it worse by speaking negatively.