Sometimes things just stick.
Lids, nicknames, dirt to sunscreen… To name a few.
Sometimes the things that stick are words. Words you wish you had never heard or read. News stories that break hearts. Presidential candidates that dredge up old feelings and bad times, which had their very own set of words. Sentences proclaiming that you are someone to be warned of. (if that warning has been entertained, heed it! That’s a mountain I cannot climb.)
Those things tumble around and around the depths of your mind, surfacing at inopportune times. Repeated in dreams, stealing your breath in the quiet of day. Days, weeks, months, years later the words pop up to taunt and torture. The words return to remind you of change, of truth, of sorrow.
Oh, but there are good words tumbling around, too! Those good words far outnumber the bad. Be thankful for that – to have such love and light, to have thoughts that make you smile, memories that warm your soul! Our mind can be such a beautiful place.
But too often, the unpleasant words directly contradict the happiest ones. Though not as plentiful, the words that hurt are big and heavy. Strong and mean, they aim to trample out the good. A constant battle inside your head, who will win today?
Hopefully the good, the positive! Today, I will work hard to fight the ugly.
Words stick. They cannot be taken back or forgotten, so be careful what you say, but also be careful what you let in.
I urge you to read my next post, about a completely different use of words. 😉