Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Right Words at the Right Time

Words hold extreme power. The power to hurt, the power to offend and the power to heal. We often see and hear how words are used as weapons in today's world.

That's why Marlo Thomas's new, inspirational book The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn (published by Simon & Schuster)is so refreshing. The book is a follow-up to the popular first volume, in which celebrities shared how words were used to uplift, challenge and change them.

In this second volume, the stories are instead from everyday people who share their experiences with Thomas. The book is broken into easy-to-digest chunks and is perfect to take along to a doctor's office or any other place where you need an easy read to help pass the time.

Don't be fooled by the "easy" part. The segments may be fairly brief but the message they hold is very powerful and very moving. You'll be amazed at how something as simple as words can change someones entire life.

I loved this book and was encouraged to see kindness and humanity played out in each story. And I was reminded that each of us, including myself, should be aware of what we say and how we say it so that our words encourage others.

You'll find yourself looking for opportunities to reach out to those around you with a compliment, sympathy, encouragement, advice, etc.

As a mother, those opportunities can be found in my everyday life, as well. My children and my husband are the first people that my words touch, and I want to make sure it is always in a positive sense.

If we all followed the message in this book, the world would be a much more peaceful place, in my opinion.


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