Words Are a Powerful Thing

Words are a powerful thing. We read them, we say them, we hear them, we become them.  From a young age I struggled with who I was supposed to be. I was supposed to be smart, I was supposed to be responsible, I was supposed to be well mannered.  Instead, I was loud, I was hyper, and I struggled to fit in.   And the words that others spoke about me when I was younger, played a powerful role in how I identified myself as a young adult.  For a long time I thought my hyperactivity and outrageous amount of energy was a detriment. Oh how the words we hear and write on our hearts become what we believe and shape who we become.  Little did I know that it was my superpower, it was what made me me. As I spent time with people who saw the good in the highs of my personality, they began to call me out as a leader, a wave maker and a friend. 

It took me a long time to realize that the differences between us make us better.  You don’t have to be like everyone else to fit in, you don’t have to be like everyone else to be successful, you don’t have to be like everyone else to be special.  Not fitting in, made me want to love others better.   Not knowing when to quit, helped me build a business that change the life of our family.  Not knowing a stranger, helped me to build relationships that I never dreamed I could have.

When you are questioning what you’ve gone through,  remember this, words can make you or they can break you.  For a long time those words and actions broke me. Now, they just remind me that being me is my super power. Words are a powerful thing, so fill your mind with words that build you up. Spend time with people who breathe life into your lungs. And stop giving the best of you to other people’s opinions. You are enough as you are.

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