Sticks And Stones And Rubber And Glue

There is much wisdom in Diana’s post. It’s all about the love behind the words and actions, love that wants nothing more than for others to experience lasting joy. May you be surrounded by such love, my friends.
With Love,



The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart. ~ Unknown

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

Or I am rubber, you are glue. Whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

But is that true? Is that our experience?

As children we were taught those verses.

They were meant to toughen us up.

To not care so much about what others thought of us.

Even now, as adults we hear that, “What others think of me, is none of my business.”

But words are powerful.

They have the power to encourage, to lift someone up.

They also have the power to destroy, to tear someone down.

Shouldn’t we choose our words carefully?

Or is it possible to be too careful? To NOT say something that needs to be said?

To fail to correct a behavior, for example?

Maybe it is not the words we…

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and the beauty of kindness and nature.
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1 Response to Sticks And Stones And Rubber And Glue

  1. Thank you for your kind words Russ. ❤
    Diana xo

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