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The Power of Words

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MoWords   Posted By   Dr. MO   Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in short phrases. When spoken or written, these statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have gone cold.
The following short phrases have the power to positively change your relationships…
COUNT ON ME – “A friend is one who walks in when others walk out.” “Loyalty is an essential ingredient for true friendship; it is the emotional glue that bonds people. Those who are rich in their relationships tend to be steady and true friends. When troubles come, a good friend is there, indicating “you can count on me.
I MISS YOU – Perhaps more marriages could be salvaged and strengthened if couples simply and sincerely said to each other, “I miss you.” These powerful words tells partners they are wanted, needed, desired and loved.
I RESPECT YOU – Respect is another way of showing love. Respect conveys the fact that another person is a true equal. It is a powerful way to affirm the importance of a relationship.
MAYBE YOU’RE RIGHT – This phrase is highly effective in diffusing an argument and restoring frayed emotions. The flip side of “maybe you’re right” is the humility of admitting “maybe I’m wrong.
I’LL BE THEREBeing there for another person is the greatest gift we can give. When we are truly present for other people, important things happen to them and to us. We are renewed in love and friendship. We are restored emotionally and spiritually. ‘Being there’ is at the very, very core of civility.
PLEASE FORGIVE ME – Many broken relationships could be restored and healed if people would admit their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. All of us are vulnerable to faults, foibles and failures. It is important to to admit to a mistake, which is by saying, in other words, that you wiser today than you were yesterday.
I THANK YOU – Gratitude is an exquisite form of courtesy. People who enjoy the companionship of good, close friends are those who don’t take daily courtesies for granted. They are quick to thank their friends for their many expressions of kindness. On the other hand, people whose circle of friends is severely constricted often do not have the attitude of gratitude.
LET ME HELP – The best of friends see a need and try to fill it. When they spot a hurt they do what they can to heal it. Without being asked, they pitch in and help.
I UNDERSTAND YOU – People become closer and enjoy each other more when they believe the other person accepts and understands them. Letting others know in so many little ways that you understand him or her is one of the most powerful tools for healing your relationship.
GO FOR IT – Some of your friends may be non-conformists, have unique projects and unusual hobbies. Support them in pursuing their interests. Rather than urging your loved ones to conform, encourage their uniqueness – everyone has dreams that no one else has.
I LOVE YOU –  These 3 words have tremendous power to express your closeness to someone special in your life .

 

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2 Responses to “The Power of Words”

  1. Samara Barnard August 13, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    Words have the potential of being both medicine and weapon! I can kill a soul with my petty words and can also motivate an idea with kindness in words. But aren’t we losing the essential charm in words? Do we mean sorry when we say sorry….they are so connected with feelings :) Well, thanks for sharing a thoughtful post, glad reading.

    • mo August 13, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

      Thanks for your comment. You write beautifully. – Dr. MO

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