June 3, 2019

OAC 330 Words and Memories!

I had written down several subjects to talk about today, but I researched my channel and oops, found out I talked on them way too many times already! So I went through my file of collected ideas.  Articles that spoke to me, ideas I had jotted...


I had written down several subjects to talk about today, but I researched my channel and oops, found out I talked on them way too many times already!

So I went through my file of collected ideas Articles that spoke to me, ideas I had jotted down.  And the one article that grabbed me today was featured in the Sunday Morning Parade Magazine on March 15, 2015.  March 15th was my parent's anniversary - the Ides of March.  I should share that story some time :-)

But today, it's about what this article shared in the power of our words and how they stir memories and bring back our past.  Some letters have changed the world.  In fact, that was the name of the article "Letters That Changed Our World."

And I speak about it from my own personal perspective that hopefully will help you consider your own viewpoint on the subject.

I've collected and kept cards and letters for years.  My mother and I, and now my daughter and I, get excited when we buy an old book and find a letter or note inside.  Or even that special inscription written in the book.

It's a practice I've had forever when giving a book as a gift - I always write an inscription.  And so many books given to me, have been given with a very special message written inside.

So this topic brought some good and bad memories to me, but I had to share how powerful they were for me.  And today I appreciate the difference between that heated email exchange and the softer words written in a note.  Have you ever written back in haste and anger and regretted it?  How about a letter?  Sometimes we cool down and don't send it or just feel relief that you wrote the feelings out?

I'd love to hear what experiences you've had with words, the good, the bad, the ugly.  They all shape our worlds, some more profoundly more than others.

Passing On A Smile,

Gail