Yesterday my husband and I spent the afternoon walking around Portsmouth NH. It’s a fantastic, artsy, hippie, freethinking kind of town that is always filled with surprises (and great craft beers.) The sun was shining, there was a gentle ocean breeze, it was a perfect afternoon.
On a pole, we found this flyer:
From it I took this:
Which will be accompanying me when my son and I go on a 200 mile Border-to-Border New Hampshire walk in a few weeks. Strength. I don’t know if I’ll need it, but it will be nice to know that it’s there if I do. Just having strength in my pocket makes me feel stronger. It’s like my secret power.
As writers, we must never, never, never, doubt the impact that a few carefully chosen words can make on others. Words can destroy, but they can also bring hope and comfort.
It is your job when you write to use your words responsibly. Always remember that.
Here is a picture of a full flyer. May I suggest that you share a few where you live? And then you too, will be able to see the incredible power of words.
Wendy Thomas is an award winning journalist, columnist, and blogger who believes that taking challenges in life will always lead to goodness. She is the mother of 6 funny and creative kids and it is her goal to teach them through stories and lessons.
Wendy’s current project involves writing about her family’s experiences with chickens (yes, chickens). (www.simplethrift.wordpress.com) She writes about her chickens for GRIT, Backyard Poultry, Chicken Community, and Mother Earth News.