This morning, I had the pleasantest of surprises! My friend and colleague had written a sweet piece about me, which was in our local newspaper. It touched my heart and made my day.
This occurrence was another reminder about the power of our words. Whether we are speaking in person or sharing in written form, our words carry weight. The Bible even talks about our tongues. God’s wisdom tells us that even though our tongues are a very small part of our bodies, what we speak can direct our course, much like a tiny rudder directs a ship. As educators, which of us can really know the power of what we will say today to students, colleagues, or administrators? As humans, what course do our words set for our children, spouses or families? Hopefully, today, our words will encourage, uplift, or inspire!
So, back to the morning’s unforeseen gift. On the surface, the piece is small and readership is limited. That doesn’t matter. That doesn’t diminish the power of those words. My day has been steered toward a brighter place. And, in return, I hope to do the same for someone else.