behind the comments (soLs)
Words have power. A power all of their own. A power like no other. Words can
I want to tap this power during the Slice Challenge. Not just in the writing I do here, but more importantly in the comments I leave for others.
I’m humbled that people trust Stacey and me enough to start a blog, to join the challenge, to document pieces of their lives. How can I show the slicing community how much they mean to me? How will they know they matter, their stories matter, and I’m honored they trust me enough to make their words public?
I comment as much as I can. I read words, powerful, healing, loving, brave words, and they soak into me. Your stories impact my story. I see the world more clearly. My empathy increases. I understand relationships better. All because of your stories.
So my house isn’t quite as clean as I like it to be on Friday mornings. I didn’t get quite as much sleep as I wanted. The slice I wanted to write on day one of the 2012 challenge is still swirling around in my head, because I didn’t take the time to write. The laundry is still in baskets instead of hanging in closets and tucked in drawers.
Instead, I used my words to let people know their stories matter to me. I commented on 137 blogs, and yet, I still feel like it wasn’t enough. Because there are slices I didn’t read.
But they weren’t unread.
That’s the beauty of a community. It takes all of us, using our powerful words, to support and encourage one another. I like this best. That my bit is enough because it is coupled with your bit and his bit and her bit.
Bit by bit words change the world.
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