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The Power of Words

” Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. “

-Proverbs 18:21 (KJV)

I have always been fascinated by how we communicate, more specifically the power of words. Words shape who you are, how you impact those around you, and how you interpret the world.

“Words give you a tool to create how you perceive the world by naming and labeling what you experience.”

(Beebe, Beebe, & Raymond, 2014)

Just think, if we didn’t have words how would we create cities, inventions, relationships, etc. Deaf or mute people communicate through sign language or writing, other forms of  words. Words are not just how we, as well-abled people perceive them. Words are not just black lines on a page, they come in all forms. Whether those forms be black lines, braille, voiced, signed, it all has to do with communication and the relationships we build.
For myself, words are the greatest thing in existence. Words have the power to build relationships or demolish them. They can leave beauty and creation or destruction and terror in their wake. Words evoke feelings within you that you never felt before, those of love, horror, peace, stress. That is why I decided to become a writer. As a writer I can take part in shaping multiple people’s selves. Even if they don’t read all the way through one of my published works there may be a word or two that stays with them, something they will contemplate for a long time. I can cause these changes by not only publishing written work but by becoming a figure that others look up to and alter their outlooks through spoken word.
Everything that I have heard or read has played a hand in shaping me, whether it be for better or worse. Everyone we encounter, all the shows or movies you watch, the books or articles you read, all these things play a vital role in our lives. Our perceptions are shaped and our personalities developed. Soldiers are inspired to take up arms, whether to defend or conquer. Enemies are created or united by words, sweethearts are torn apart or forever infused in each others hearts, anything is possible and all things are probable.

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And so it begins…

A Magical Journey

Thank you for joining me on this journey.

       A life of adventure and fantasy was all she ever wanted. Knights in shining armor, castles of stone sitting atop cliffs, dragons flying across the skies, hobbits living in holes, elves traversing through the trees, a friend who arrived in a blue box and would whisk her away across time and space, a gateway that led to a magical land of talking animals and magic. Oh she could go on for ages talking about the lands she wished she could visit and the adventures she longed to be a part of, but this is not a story of unfulfilled wishes and longing for the impossible. This is the story of a girl who made the impossible possible and brought the dreams to life. This story may not be about the magic portrayed in books, but of a magic far more powerful, a magic that stirs up dreams within you that you never even realized were there, a magic that inspires.