Today's Food For Thought: The Magical Power Of Words

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Brian L. Sirota, Esq. inspired this post. When Brian comments on my posts, his uplifting and thought-provoking words resonate, have had positive effects, and compel me to share this post! Thank you for the inspiration, Brian. - Aura Alex

"Words have magical power, and they can either bring the greatest happiness or the deepest despair." - Sigmund Freud.

Words are simply a means of communication for most people. But for some, words have the power to change lives, and words are so powerful that they can make or break someone's destiny.

The right words at the right time can inspire someone to do great things, while the wrong words can destroy someone's life. 

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

The spoken words are incredibly powerful. Remember these speeches that have moved us throughout history. Whether it was Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech or JFK's famous "Ask not what your country can do for you" address, the words spoken had the power to change the world.

And while you may not be called upon to give a speech that will change the course of history, your words still have the power to change lives.

Your ability to affect people's lives is within your words, and they can either make another person feel cherished or feel as though they have no value. 

The written words tell stories, communicate ideas, and record information. Writing has provided extraordinary experiences from ancient times to today's digital world.

Negative headlines may sell, but kind and thoughtful written words resonate and are remembered.

A blind man is sitting on the side of the street with a sign, "It's a beautiful day, and I can't see it!" These simple words find ways to reach deep down and touch our hearts and souls! They bring out the goodness and deep emotion within us. 

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make." - Truman Capote

Try saying positive words to yourself in front of a mirror every day for a week, and see how that will change YOU! 

Once words are spoken or written, they don't come back. Positive words inspire and motivate positive action and bring peace. 

Use your words to build people up, not tear them down. And finally, always remember that your words have the power to change lives - for better or for worse. Words matter!

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

Enjoy Your Day!

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Comments (38)

Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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Ray Henson 

Goodness, Ray, you practiced mixed martial arts too? 

You brought me here to AR from your Twitter; you consistently show up giving warm and funny comments on posts, you have just reached 500,000 points, you're hosting a fun challenge, and you're a fierce competitor in pickleball, whew! And what else?

I suppose we wouldn't be seeing a post from you about "things I don't know how to do?" anytime soon. 😘

Aug 07, 2022 10:01 AM
Aura Alex
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Doug Dawes 

Indeed, The Word of God Spoke, Amen!

I hope you're enjoying the weekend in the mountains!

Aug 07, 2022 10:06 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"Words have magical power, and they can either bring the greatest happiness or the deepest despair." - Sigmund Freud. 

I like that quote, Aura.

Aug 07, 2022 11:03 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Aura, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Aug 07, 2022 11:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Aura Alex 

This is so true!!! "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Blind people may actually "see" better than people with the ability to see. They use other senses to experience more deeply.

It is not just the spoken words ... thoughts are powerful too. 

Words do matter! 

Aug 07, 2022 12:14 PM
Brian L. Sirota, Esq.
Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney) - Orange, CA
For Solutions: (714) 501-7660

Hi Aura:

Thanks so much for the kind acknowledgment.   Given how quickly you grew a fan base, any number of rainers could have served as inspiration.   

Interestingly, asking a witness how they felt at a given moment is a tactic lawyers use to either circumvent a hearsay problem or when a witness is unable to remember the words spoken during an event. 

Maya is spot on.  How people make us feel is something we don't forget.

Dale Carnegie would love this post!

Aug 07, 2022 01:16 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Aura,
Great Post. Words are indeed powerful, and they don't even have to be a fancy combination of words. Sometimes it's just a matter of saying the right thing at the right time at the right place. Someday I'll tell you about how one of my innocent blog posts ended up reuniting a family. 

Very powerful video. I hope people watch it.

Aug 07, 2022 01:59 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Congratulations!
You've been Featured in the BananaTude Group

Aug 07, 2022 02:00 PM
Aura Alex
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Myrl Jeffcoat 

I like that quote by Sigmund Freud too. Powerful words!

Thank you for spreading the WORDs on your famous group.

Aug 07, 2022 02:34 PM
Aura Alex
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist 

Yes, thoughts are powerful too. Translating powerful thoughts into either spoken or written words is a skill we can all practice and learn. 

We trained Dragon Boat racers who are blind to paddle the boat in synchronization with the drums' sounds and feel the dragon boat's motion. Every person in the boat, except the drummer and steersperson, was blind.

Aug 07, 2022 03:01 PM
Aura Alex
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Brian L. Sirota, Esq. 

Several Rainers inspire me daily as I read and comment on their posts and vice versa. Sometimes someone comes along and says something that "clicks" and compels me to share written words. 

I owe my career in real estate to Dale Carnegie's teaching. I thought I couldn't sell ice to an Eskimo even if my life depended on it! Relationship selling was the key for me.

My husband is a retired defense lawyer, and I used to ask him, "why do you always ask the questions you already know the answer to? His reply was, "why not?"

Only TWO species known to man answer questions with a question: A Thai and a lawyer! Go figure! 🙃

 

Aug 07, 2022 03:46 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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Carol Williams 

Thank you for the feature.

How long will you keep me curious about the innocent post you mentioned?

I know someone a few years ago who shared that her life was ruined because of her father's unkind words. After he passed away, she ended up in therapy for over ten years to turn her life around. What a sad situation!

How is your back doing? 

 

Aug 07, 2022 04:00 PM
Carol Williams

Hi Aura Alex 
The "power of words" story is one best saved for in-person. Or, maybe I've written about it somewhere. I might try to find it.

Aug 08, 2022 08:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Very interesting Aura and words do matter...what you say and often what is left unsaid. My which school principal had a sign on his desk: A Word Said is a Word Dead."  Basically, it meant...choose your words carefully.   Share kind and supporting words and hold close to you words that will hurt. 

Aug 09, 2022 05:45 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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Kathy Streib 

Yes, indeed, kind and supporting words can change things and lives. They can make your  heart sing!

Aug 10, 2022 09:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

hi Aura - you have so many thoughtful posts and I am so glad that Carol Williams highlighted you today.

Aug 13, 2022 03:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Aura,

I'm so glad to see Carol Williams featured your powerful post in her Second Chance Saturday Series. Words do matter...what you say and often what is left unsaid. Once words are spoken or written, you can't retrieve them. Positive words inspire and motivate positive action and bring peace. This is what everyone needs.

Aug 13, 2022 06:09 AM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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Hi, Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Readers like you and Carol Williams have inspired me to write and keep writing. Thank you for being here.    

Aug 13, 2022 10:05 AM
Aura Alex
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Hi, Grant Schneider.

The week I don't post, I feel like leaving something unfinished. While I write most nights, I don't always post every day. 

Your comment and kind words make my day! Thank you.

Aug 13, 2022 10:12 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

It's true that inspiration generates from many places, my favorites come from earnest intentions and honesty, Aura!

Aug 14, 2022 12:56 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
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I am with you Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Earnest intentions and honesty are the leading cause of inspiration! I appreciate your thoughtful comment. Thank you.

Aug 14, 2022 02:18 PM