What you call a thing, may well become it.
What you name a person, may weave itself into their cells.
What you title, leads a story.
What you tag, may stick around.
Definitions matter. Meanings become truth implied, rehearsed, accepted; whether it is hidden from a awareness or intensely shown.
Words create reality and shape semantics.
What we say becomes a part of who we are and what we stand for. What we give or take away in voice is woven through the tapestry of those around us: how we see them, how they are intended to be seen by themselves and others.
How we label people, places, power, actions … What we tell to whom and how. All these not only make us, but format the very being of our children. Our labels inscribe children’s spirits and knit into the fibers of every connection made, be it bathed in kindness or in less than kind.
May we be aware, and tender what we mean and how we use it.
Words matters. Every time.
For The Daily Post