The time for hate is OVER, we’re promoting love and positivity now! Why do people still believe that It is acceptable to spread hate in this day and age with the statistics to show you that the way you talk to and about someone has a huge impact on their mental state.
Personally, I have seen time after time the smallest words having such a big impact on my friends, family, people I love and even people I can’t stand. There has always been that saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. Well, I can tell you for a fact that this motto is a complete lie. Can you remember the last time you thought about that bruise you got the other week from walking into a coffee table?? or do you think that the lady that you served today at work that called you useless with that word echoing through your head through the whole day had more of an impact on you?
You see, just because the hate that is spoken isn’t as visible as a physical bruise but it still forms an internal bruise in your heart and the deeper the bruise is the harder it is to heal. And we don’t think about or realise we have these bruises untill we hit them again and feel the pain shooting, like when someone else calls you useless and it triggers that memory from two months ago that is still there even if you try and hide it away.
So, I urge you to join me on the positivity pledge this lent. Instead of giving something up for 40 days try giving something extra out. Grab a post it note and wright something positive on one each day and stick it up somewhere people will be able to see it. Even seeing the smallest message of motivation can change someones day entirely.