There is a children’s chant that goes “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but Names will never hurt me.”
As cute as that chant may be, it sadly is very wrong.
Bones can heal, but the scars left by mean-spirited, negative words can last a lifetime.
This was demonstrated in a study on water by Dr. Masaru Emoto, a Japanesse researcher.
“By exposing water to a particular word or piece of music, freezing it, and photographing the ice crystals formed, Dr. Emoto has shown that from beautiful words and music, come beautiful crystals, and from mean-spirited, negative words, come malformed and misshapen crystals.”
When we consider that the adult human body is approximately 70% water and that an infants body is about 90% water, there is great significance.
The words we speak are powerful.
If water in a bottle can be affected by human words, just think of the impact those same words have on your own body.
May your words be words that give hope and encouragement, life and beauty to all who hear them.
All the best,