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Build people up with your words

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By Annettee Budzban

"Pleasant words are a honeycomb sweet to the mind and healing to the body."

-- Proverbs 16:24 (AMP)

A recent T.V. documentary showed how positive vibrations affected the molecular construction in water.

hey viewed water under a microscope while someone spoke positive words into the water. The molecules responded by conforming to beautiful structures that resembled snowflakes

When negative words were spoken into the water, the molecules structures formed rather jagged and distorted looking configurations.

As we apply this to human behavior, we know that when we hear negative words spoken to us they begin to make us feel depressed and discouraged. Even when we speak them to ourselves, we start feeling miserable and defeated. Pleasant words make us feel victorious and confident.

In biblical days, it was customary for the father to speak a blessing -- or a compliment -- over the firstborn son's life. The elderly parent would lay his hands on the eldest son's head and speak words that declared prosperity, health and success.

The spiritual tradition was so important, that in the story of Jacob and Esau, Jacob deceived his father into thinking he was his older brother so that he could receive the customary blessing from his father's positive words (Genesis 27).

Right words can bring healing into our lives and help us go in a positive direction. Building others up with our words is one way of showing people we care. Even a reprimand can be given with a positive affirmation added.

We can see the effects words can have on our spirits, and spoken over a period of time, they can make difference in our self-worth and value in a positive or negative way.

Whether we are parents, spouses, employers, employees, friends or others, we all need to learn to love each other with our words. We can even speak positive words over ourselves and become more confident and caring.

We need to remember to choose our words carefully, and speak a compliment into someone's life each day.

• Annettee Budzban is a Christian author, speaker, life coach and nurse. She can be contacted at or P.O Box 532 Grayslake, Il. 60030 or by calling (847) 543-8413.

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