I realize I have written an article with a similar theme as what you are about to read but I feel it is very important.

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones. Oh my, I have to write those words again, pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones! I recently read those words in my bible and had to take a moment to ingest them. If you have read any of the Healthy Habits article you would get the sense that I am all about doing everything to have a healthy body and a healthy mental emotional state. What if good health could be as simple as having positive uplifting words spoken to us on a regular basis.

So, let’s look at this sentence in a different light. If pleasant words are sweetness to the soul and health to bones what do unpleasant words do to the body? Words hold POWER. Words cannot be taken back, once they have left the mouth, they reach the ears and destruction can begin. Destruction of the bones and destruction of the soul. The key is when you say words you might not be thinking how harmful they can be, but it all depends on how the person the words are directed at take or react to the words. Some people can take negatives words and not let them have an effect on them. But reality is the opposite; most people will be negatively affected by unkind words.

Do a little experiment over the next week or so, listen to the words people speak to others. Really listen! Then look at the facial expressions from the person who is speaking the words and receiving the words. Those faces will give you a good idea how the words are affecting the person on the receiving end.
On a daily basis I hear from people whose lives have been negatively impacted from their perception of what someone said to them in their past. I realize how people perceive what is said has a lot to do with their own self confidence or self worth but my point is; somewhere along the way negative words began to beat them up. I heard an expression, hurting people hurt people. If you happen to be one of those who have a natural gift of belittling or bulling people with your words, you need help. Maybe you had negative words spoken to you and this is your defensive move. The key is, once you have been made aware of it, it is no longer an excuse and not acceptable behaviour.

I think it is pretty obvious what this week’s healthy habit is, use pleasant words. Your words could be sweetness to others as well as to your soul and health to your bones.

If as you read through this article you were reminded of some unkind words that you spoke to someone, go apologize to them. It could make a world of difference for them.

Diane Elms Homeopath, D.H.M.H.S., CCI, CCII, Specializing in Drugless Cancer Care, 2006 Iridologist of the Year, if you have any health related questions contact diane@choicesforhealthandharmony.com or 905 768 0848.