Lightning Words and the Perfect Word

My husband and I met through martial arts, we have been working out together for almost 20 years. So, since lately I’ve really enjoyed Pilates, I decided my husband needed to give it a try–that it would help him with pain management.

It took me fifteen minutes to convince him. Three breaths into the video, the instructors says “Lift your heart up.” She says this instead of “chest” or “rib cage.”

Well, that was all he could take. He left. It’s true, some of the things she says are a little goofy–now that he’s brought it to my attention. Her phrase “place your palms on the earth” has started to bug me since it’s obvious that she’s several floors up in a New York city studio.

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter–it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain

Whether you are writing, speaking counseling, or chatting, the words you plan to use are significant…choose wisely. (Shouldn’t all arguments start with that warning?)

A friend, who is also a police officer, recently told me that when committing suicide: women tend to shoot the heart and men, the head.

The perfect Word affects both the heart and the head.

John 1:1, 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

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