Some days I just want to go back and listen for hours, placing their stories in my heart…
Some days I wish the school bell would not ring and students could stay for hours as we grow and learn together.
Some days I believe in what I have to offer my family, work, and this life.
But there are also days for which I distance from the hearing others. There are days which I let the routines and the ever changing hours give comfort. There are certainly days I wobble a bit in confidence and purpose.
Yet, through it all, this I know:
Words are powerful. I have used some of mine for good and some of mine have fallen short.
We have millions of words to say and hear in our lifetime. We craft them with care in hopes people hear us true. We also leave them recklessly, at times, for others to interpret or misuse, far removed from our initial intentions. We listen and read with freedom to stretch, share, and set the next step. We take in sentences from orators and poets so that we know we are not alone.
Listen well to others; hold their stories close as you love, do business, play hard, create plans, celebrate accomplishments, come and go near and far from their lives.
Words join actions to shape our days. Savor the ones that are kind and captivating, take not for granted the ones that teach old truths and new dreams, let good words and stories find place to be valued in your day.
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