Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Say what?

Words are very powerful, wouldn't you agree? Whether they be spoken, written, gestured, acted out, whispered, or not said at all. Even a brilliant mind could be silenced by hearing it were stupid enough times, and an angelic voice silenced by criticism.

I'm sorry, is a bouquet of words. I hate you, a million daggers.

We, each of us, are responsible for our words. I wonder if we know how powerful they can be to a small child looking for acceptance, a lover looking for affirmation or an elderly person awaiting permission to say a final goodbye.

The other day I was told, "Nobody likes you." The person telling me this was a friend(?). At the time the words stung me. They came from out of the blue. From nowhere my rational mind can think of. I felt like I was back on the playground in elementary school. That's kid's stuff.

The words still sting me, but not as bad. I know they are not true. But, they have been uttered, and cannot be taken back. I know that person does not speak for the every bodies and somebodies that are out there. She can only speak, it seems, for the nobodies.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How true you are. This person is a person of weak mind and soul. If they aren't happy no one should be happy. I was told the same thing last week and I feel as long as I love, respect and I am true to myself then I am liked, and I can look at this person and wonder when will they learn to even like themselves. I love you little sister and as long as you believe in yourself then you have the world by the ass. your witchy sis witch2

Katy said...

That's a terrible thing for somebody to say. Very hurtful. I suspect saying something like that says much more about the person who said it than about the person they said it to. Very sadly, it seems that some people can only make themselves feel good by making others feel bad.

TheChicGeek said...

It only takes a moment to say something hurtful and that hurt can last a lifetime :( Words are the most powerful tool we have. Don't let mean people get you down, you know who you are and I think you are very nice too!

its_me_in_montana said...

As always big sis, thanks for having my back. You are awesome.

its_me_in_montana said...

Katy and Kelly,

Thank you as always for your words of encouragement. I always try to be aware of what I say to others. I am a firm believer and follower of the Golden Rule. I am a practitioner of random acts of kindness.

I will not let this person get me down, and have told her so. I have many friends. I am glad I have made two more in the world of blogs, thank you again.

Fram said...

Sorry, but I did not see this post before today.

I like you, Boni. Do you think I'd be hanging around if I didn't? No way.

After what you've already been through, you can handle this.

its_me_in_montana said...

Fram,

Welcome back man! You'd been gone so long I was wondering. I like you too.

I am handling it, thank you for your faith in me. I get stronger every day. I am, as you say, finding myself.

Thanks for stopping by again.