By: Roshanda Pratt
I love words. I know I may sound like a geek. But truly I love learning. Most recently, I had a chance to have a photo shoot with my gal pal who is also an awesome natural light photographer. We spent two hours together in and around downtown Sumter, SC. I was excited to get the pictures back. And when I did, my friend, Tansy of “True. Life. Memories” added this design to one of the photos (see below).
She used words, one of my favorite things to describe me. What a great gift. I am always of the thought; it is not what I say about myself that counts, but what others say about me. I was so honored to see the words she chose. Here is my question to you: (You knew it was coming) What words would people use to describe you? Have you ever asked? I attended a home going service for a woman I did not know, but knew some of her family members. It was a blessing to me to hear close friends and relatives speak of a woman who was kind, loving and giving. They spoke so highly of her I wished I had known her personally.
Just think of the blessing you can give through words. The old adage goes, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” that could not be any further from the truth. Why? Simply, because some people never get over the hurtful, often times abusive words spoken to them as a child. Now if hurtful words can have a lasting impact, I believe kind and loving words can do the same. My friend really captured my personality in these pictures; however, her words have forever made a lasting impression in my life. After all it was Mark Twain that wrote, “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” Now think on that!