Monday, April 11, 2011

The Power of Words

I saw someone else posted this video but wanted to have it here at geeez for those of you who hadn't seen it. The power of words can never be downplayed.

26 comments:

Brooke said...

I did see this over at Angel's site.

Words are very powerful things!

Mustang said...

This is a heart-warming, very thought provoking video.

Major said...

Made me misty eyed!

It IS a Beautiful thing.

Z said...

thanks, Brooke, I couldn't remember where I'd seen and commented on it...I'd rec'd it a day before and scheduled it, then took it off the list, then thought I'd publish it anyway!

Mustang and Major...I think so, too.

Joe said...

Words can help or hurt, and we must learn the difference.

Layla Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

I saw this and words are powerful -they can edify or condemn. Words can correct, rebuke, and chasten.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I did post as well Z...loved this one truly!!

Ducky's here said...

He still can't see the day, although he may well be experiencing a fine day.

Not sure what was accomplished, he's still a beggar and the primary emotion generated is sympathy or, even worse, pity.

Ducky's here said...

Reminds me of Carl Sanburg's terrific "Rootabaga Stories" and the Potato Face Blind Man who carried a sign that said "I'm Blind Too".
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And he sat down in his chair. On the sleeve of his coat he tied a sign, "I Am Blind Too." On the top button of his coat he hung a little thimble. On the bottom button of his coat he hung a tin copper cup. On the middle button he hung a wooden mug. By the side of him on the left side on the sidewalk he put a galvanized iron washtub, and on the right side an aluminum dishpan.

"It is a good day, a lucky day, and I am sure many people will stop and remember the Potato Face Blind Man," he sang to himself like a little song as he began running his fingers up and down the keys of the accordion.

Z said...

Ducky, how hard can you work at naysaying every post? I'm kind of getting a kick out of wondering what you can slam naext :-)

"Not sure what was accomplished, he's still a beggar and the primary emotion generated is sympathy or, even worse, pity."

What was accomplished was his blindness helped a lot to better see.

ANGEL...Brooke reminded me it was at your place....it's wonderful, isn't it.

Joe and Layla...you're so right

Major said...

There's the old fart sad sack bummer,duckster....always pissing upwind.

Leticia said...

Z! This brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so very much.

Pris said...

Z, this is heartwrenching.

A little kindness goes a long way.


Ducky, I think I pity you more.

Z said...

Major, sad, isn't it? well said :-)

Leticia, the loyalest blogger I know and someone I honestly love for it.
As she and some others know, somehow, since Mr. Z died, I just haven't had the energy or the nerves to comment nearly as much as I did before (which was a LOT)...everybody's blogs are SO good and filled with SUCH upsetting truths that it wears me out more than it did just to even get my posts done.
Leticia (who has a terrific heart and terrific blog) and so many others (Brooke, AOW, Angel, Chuck, Mustang, Joe, Beamish, and many others) have remained loyal despite that and it touches me more than they can EVER know.
xxx blessings, Leticia. xxx

beamish said...

As a writer, words are my palette. When I'm writing, when I'm "in the zone" of creativity, sometimes I anguish over a phrase or a description.

That's what I got out of this video. Words do have power. By the time they've unfolded in a reader's mind, they're there forever. So make 'em count :)

beamish said...

Energy, Z?

I wish my blog was one-tenth as cool as yours. Something new here everyday.

That's just awesome, and awe-inspiring.

Z said...

Beamish, that is SO nice of you.
I could use some flattery today more than ever......it's been a rough two days with all kinds of stuff at Chez Z!
Thanks......I do love blogging and don't want to stop, but I also want the civil, friendly warmth and intelligence that I've had the last 3 years in my commenters...it's humbling.
Thanks for contributing to that.

I just write like I speak.....take me or leave me :-) I admire those who are real wordsmiths. I could DO it, but I don't want to work that hard!

beamish said...
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beamish said...

You're too kind, Z.

I think things will improve here now that there's a dress code and cover charge :P

Z said...

major..this is not about you x

Z said...

Beamish, I hope they do.

FairWitness said...

How wonderful, Z. You have a gifted way of finding and sharing the most touching stories. Thank you. Your blog never fails to inspire me to be a better person. God bless you, dear lady.

Z said...

FairWitness, thank you SO SO MUCH.
God gives me amazing reasons why I shouldn't close the blog from time to time, thanks for letting Him use you with such a lovely compliment.
I'm glad we're friends again, FW.

FairWitness said...

As am I, Z. Your warmth, generosity and forgiveness also inspire me. You truly do walk and talk with Him. It would be quite a loss if you were to close this blog. However, I'll find other ways to stay in touch with you if you decide you need to pursue other endeavors.

MK said...

Another nice one, very moving. Thanks Z.

Dan said...

I thought the sign was going to say: "Save the whales" or something like that.