Your Words Become Your Actions—Please Choose Carefully

I am a person who believes that words matter. Many of the words spoken from this election’s presidential candidates, the media, and each side’s supporters was disheartening, to say the least. I often don’t engage in conversations about politics because of the intense nature of the subject matter. I feel my opinions are my own. My life, personal experiences, and education shape my particular views. We are all on different paths and believe different things, thus we have different opinions. The negative words that have been spewed are appalling and harmful to our divided country.

My heart is heavy for our world today, yet I keep faith that love will overcome hate. Right now, it seems very distant, but my hope still remains. I see many good things in our world and plenty of great people striving to work hard and make a difference. I want to focus on that. The good. I was not raised to write insensitive or attacking comments online, therefore I don’t (thank you, Mom). I will teach my child the very same. Passions run deep. I understand that, but it doesn’t negate awful behavior.

Change starts with people. From me. From you. We can do small things each day to make America better. I think the term “respectfully disagree” has gone by the wayside. Debates between strangers become personal attacks and confrontational verbal assaults. Does this type of behavior solve the issues? No, it divides people. I know we have freedom of speech, and that is a wonderful thing. Just remember, those words matter. They mean something and they can hurt people.

Remember to be love. Be kind in all that you do. I know sometimes it can be a challenge, believe me, I know. More can be accomplished with a good heart. Don’t forget, your words become your actions—please choose carefully.

5 thoughts on “Your Words Become Your Actions—Please Choose Carefully

  1. lovejennyxo says:

    AMEN girl! Attacking people verbally is just as painful and distasteful as being physical. It surely goes to say for any generation, bullies as a youth to adults. Its so important for our generation to show our future that confrontation is not the answer and to always be sympathetic and mindful of others. Just because someone doesn’t agree with your point of view doesn’t make that person any less of a human being. This was so well written and the perfect time to post something of this nature for this moment of time. God Bless America.

    xo, JJ

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    • rhiannonkarynn says:

      I agree, words can hurt just as much as something physical. I think with education and life experience, comes acceptance of other views. Sadly, not everyone can have the same outlook on all issues – hence why we have a democracy and multiple political parties. Thanks for reading, dearest!

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  2. Mack says:

    This is probably the best thing I’ve read regarding the election. Soo well written and heartfelt. I wish others could recognize this! Thanks for sharing- I know this will definitely make people rethink the way they respond to one another!!!!

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  3. K.M. Sutton says:

    I agree with this a hundred percent! I am all for being passionate, but there is a time and place. I am not sure Facebook or other social media platforms are always that time and place, especially when it descends to name calling, bashing, and just all around negative comments. I wish we could go back to a time when we could discuss things like rational human beings. When it was all right to “Agree to disagree” and we would all still be friends. I hope some day that returns ❤

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