Words are pretty powerful tools.
I remembered this as I wrote my post yesterday. I read a long time ago that women have about twice as many words to say in a given day than a man does. Right now I don’t know why that is, but if I am going to send twice as many words into people’s ears today than my husband will, I want to pay attention to the quality of these words and the intent in which they are delivered.
Words, like my friend color from yesterday, have the ability to evoke a range of emotions from us. The word “color” makes me smile. But today I am curious what word makes you hope.
Hope itself is one of the best words I know. Who doesn’t love feeling hopeful? But hope comes in different packages. I have decided that perseverance is a hopeful word. It involves action on my part, whether just in the direction of my heart or in a task. I get to play a part when I persevere, and that helps me stay hopeful. When I think of someone who has persevered, I think of someone who has worked consistently at life to make a difference in the world around them.They are active participants, not letting life just happen to them, but jumping in and really living!
What word or phrase makes you hopeful?