In honor of Mic Check day as I am calling this day, I would like to challenge you to make your words count. You’re probably sitting there wondering why the heck does she call today “mic check day”?  Well my mom was a manager for independent artists when I was younger, so I was raised around music artists.  I constantly heard “mic check, mic check 1,2 1,2”  right during sound checks before big events….you get the picture …don’t judge me LOL!

Anyway when I was a child,  people always used to try to tell me the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”.  Well my friends, I am here to let you know that is a LIE! I don’t know who came up with that phrase but apparently they were heartless. Words can be very harmful as well as very uplifting. How many times have you said something mean in the heat of an argument and then wished you could take it back because it hurt someone’s feelings? How many times have you spoken negativity during a situation and it just made your mood worse? How many times have you received encouragement from family, friends, coworkers, etc and it made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? As you see, WORDS HAVE POWER! Power to change situations, power to change moods, most importantly they have the power to change lives!So I challenge you today to choose your words wisely. You never know who you could help today simply by speaking a kind word  or who you could hypothetically push over the edge by speaking harshly.

If you won’t be speaking to others today, speak to yourself. Yes it’s ok to talk to yourself! I’m not saying hold a full on conversation with yourself…that would be a little suspect. But I am saying you can speak power thoughts like “I will be successful at whatever I attempt today” , “I will have a great day”,  “I am beautiful today” etc. You have to be your biggest encourager, supporter, cheerleader. It’s how you build a great self esteem. It’s important to maintain a positive outlook for today no matter what test or trials you may be facing.  Have a great day everyone!

Until next post, Brittany

Sherelle (@CaramelRell) · 12/13/2012 at 10:56 am

I like this making your words count, and projecting positivity to self and others! I’ll be trying this today.

storybookapothecary · 12/14/2012 at 11:13 am

love this! xx

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