Dr Tanya is our host for the Blogging Insights series. Click here to find out more.
It’s not just the words, but the way you say them, or if written, where you put the punctuation to get the best effect.
I try not to repeat too many ‘ands’ or ‘buts’ in a sentence and try not to make my sentences too long.
NO is such a short word, but powerful and speaks volumes. It has cost us friends and in so doing, our confidence. However, living on the boat proved to us that those we thought as friends were in fact hangers on for convenience, theirs, and we were better off without them.
Sometimes, we have to be careful with our choice of words so as not to offend, which is a fact of life today because even the most innocent remark could end up offending someone somewhere.
On the other hand, one simple word, such as Thanks, can lift someone’s day.
IMO every word has its own power, and sadly there are many who use that against others.