Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Thousand Words...

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." ~Khalil Gibran 

There's a movie out this year called 'A Thousand Words' - Shoeaholic and I saw a bit of the preview whilst in the lunchroom today. The main part of the preview that caught my attention was that the main character was cursed such that he only has a thousand words left to speak/write before he dies. 

How much is a thousand words? I've written assignments and project papers that are far more than a mere thousand. In terms of everyday life though... how much is a thousand words?

If you had only a thousand words left... to speak... to write... who would you use them on? What would you say? 

I often think that things happen for a reason... a sort of synchronicity if you will... Seeing that preview made me think about how I use my words. I was really annoyed today... workplace issues... oy. It occurred to me that I could spend time fussing and wasting my breath and generally being most grumpy with the world and that would really affect me... take away my joy and just waste my time. Why speak/write something that won't be heard? I think that one must choose wisely when one has something to impart whether or not the person receiving the information is placing as much value as you are in sharing it. 

Trying to observe how I use my words this week. 


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