You are given 1000 words to use today. What will you do with them? What will you say?
I recently watched “A Thousand Words,” a movie about a man (Eddie Murphy) who talks too much. Seriously, give that guy a cup of coffee and his mouth doesn’t stop moving. Ever know anyone like that?
I appreciate those with a quick brain, and being able to keep the words moving as fast as the thoughts. Yet…. I wonder….
How many times have we spoken needless words? How many times have we babbled on without saying anything? Worse yet, how many times have we spoken without thinking?
Oh, if I could only take back those many words I said that were wrong, hurtful, thoughtless.
“A Thousand Words” is about forgiveness, and having peace with your past. It’s a movie about the power of words.
What if we used words to help, not harm? What if our words showed simple affirmations? What if we loved instead of hated? What if we thought before letting words slide off our tongue?
Like the ‘stuff’ in our lives, maybe our words should be less, and mean more. Maybe, sometimes, we need to minimalize what we say.
1000 words. What will you do with yours today?