All Words Have Power 


I write my weekly blog on Tuesday mornings from the elliptical machine. While walking into the gym this morning I was pondering what today’s topic should be. The lady at the counter said, “I can’t wait to see your outfit. You always look so nice.” I turned, to see who she was talking to. Since I was the only one around, and I was carrying my clothes on a hanger, I realized she was talking to me.
A simple statement from a lady that I don’t even know her name, impacted me. As I cheerfully walked to the locker room, I thought, I better do my hair and makeup because, apparently people notice.


As a domestic violence counselor, I spend a lot of time teaching about the consequences of hurtful, mean words. Sometimes I forget the power of nice words. 
The words we say to ourselves are powerful too. Whether we compliment or chastise ourselves matters. 


For today…Focus on what you like about yourself and others. Say nice things as frequently as you can. See if it changes anything. Be sure to let me know! 

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Hammad Rais says:

    There is no denying on the power of words. They make and break not only our world but the world around us. Thanks for reminder 🙂

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    1. plankful says:

      I needed the reminder too!

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  2. Becky Keating says:

    Words that are kind and true can change the world….said some wise person.

    What we easily forget is that it applies to the words (thoughts) we use on ourselves.

    Thanks for the reminder! Becky

    Sent from Becky’s iPhone

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    1. plankful says:

      Becky, you are one of the kindest and encouraging people I know! If you directed a fraction of your positive words to yourself you would be gloating all day 😊

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  3. Words are powerful! And you write being on an elliptical machine? 😊

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    1. plankful says:

      Lol! Yes! Almost every blog was written from some piece of cardio equipment! Makes the time go by super fast!!!

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  4. Powerful post using just a few words…

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    1. plankful says:

      Thanks! And thanks for re-posting it!

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      1. I couldn’t pass it up

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Great post, so right!

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  6. Karuna Poole says:

    Your words are so true!

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    1. plankful says:

      Thank you 😊

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  7. It’s so true! I’ve noticed people are so quick to throw out some mean quip but no one wants to say something nice. Maybe if more people were kind, the world would be a better place.

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    1. plankful says:

      I believe that could be true!

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  8. shruti502 says:

    Hello!Glad to have landed on your blog!You write beautifully and support your inspirational words with quotes which resound so much.Keep writing.

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    1. plankful says:

      Thanks for your kind words!

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