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Good morning, Colorado Springs! I know it has been a minute since I blogged, but I love that you are here anyway, checking out whatever it is I’m writing for you. I love that November feels like a reset to me, almost like a New Year, because of the Internet tradition of sharing gratitude all month long. So, here I am, beginning my very own Thankful 30 posts for 2016.

Today, I am thankful for Words.

When all else fails me, I can fall back on words.

Because actions speak louder than words, sometimes words aren’t good enough. This leads some to believe that words are never good enough.

Song lyrics.

Poetry.

Quotes.

Scripture.

Books.

All of these things and more speak to us. They touch a part of our souls that actions cannot. They open our hearts to receive comfort, help, reprimand, respect, love, and dignity. They train our minds to respond to hatred with love. To grief with comfort and empathy. To anger with gentleness. To despair with hope. To poverty with generosity.

Words teach us. They shape our minds and our hearts deeply, whatever the source.

Without words, there would not be action, because words have the power to move.

The power of life and death is in the tongue, and out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ~Patrick Rothfuss

What are you thankful for today?

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