Your Words Can Influence Someone for the Good

Lee HansenStarred Page By Lee Hansen, 11th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2_o3l5gi/
Posted in Wikinut>Family>Relationships

Read how my father’s words impacted someone for the good. He wasn’t aware of it until 75 years later. Words do matter.

A Long Long Time Ago

William and Dad have been lifelong friends even though they are now geographically separated. William was like the little brother my father never had when they were growing up in New Jersey. Several times a year they talk on the phone. On this particular day, William's friend, John was at William's house. Dad knew of John because at one time his sister liked my father. John got on the phone and told Dad how much of an impact he had been on his life. Ironically, Dad was only three years older than John.

He remembered how my father encouraged him to get a good education. And as a result of his wise counsel, John had been employed in a high-paying position until he retired. John has imparted this story to his children and grandchildren too. It was like Dad's words multiplied through John.

Education is Dad's Platform

All these years later, this is the "gospel" that my father continues to preach to young people who he is privileged to meet. Perhaps this message has become his mantra because he was not able to go to college. His continuing education took place in the fields of Europe as a WWII veteran. Even though college was not a part of his formal education he was a good student in high school where he excelled in Latin and mathematics. His tenacity to learn led him to take correspondence courses. As a result of his thirst for knowledge he became an electronics technician.

The Power of Words

John's story made me realize how powerful words can be. They can be used for building up or tearing down. Either way they can make a difference in a person's life. It makes me think of a Bible verse that says, "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer" (Psalms 19:14).

Use your words wisely because you never know how a person can be changed by them. Just ask John.

Credit: Wikimedia Commons and Lee Hansen

Tags

Education, Father, Friends, The Power Of Words, Words, Words That Influence, Wwii Veteran, Young People

Meet the author

author avatar Lee Hansen
As a breast cancer survivor I have learned to take time to smell the roses in life. I love sharing my passion of reading to children. My pages will be on various topics.

Share this page

moderator Steve Kinsman moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar Phyl Campbell
15th Sep 2014 (#)

Words are powerful tools. The pen is mightier than the sword. Sometimes we never know the impact of our words. I'm glad for those times when we do learn the impact -- if the impact is good.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Lee Hansen
15th Sep 2014 (#)

Phyl you are so right. Words are very powerful and can be positive or negative. It just depends how you use them.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Retired
18th Sep 2014 (#)

So beautiful, Lee, and heartwarming. I've been away and look forward to catching up with reading your lovely work over the next couple of days :)

Reply to this comment

author avatar Lee Hansen
18th Sep 2014 (#)

Thanks Susan for the encouragement. I will be away for about a week myself for some rest and relaxation.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Sep 2014 (#)

what profound wisdom and life insight Lee.. your pages are required reading for me...always uplifting and motivating ...many thanks Lee

Reply to this comment

author avatar Lee Hansen
1st Oct 2014 (#)

D that is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me. I appreciate your consistency.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Mccart
5th Oct 2014 (#)



Am here to testify what this great spell caster done for me. i never believe in spell casting, until when i was was tempted to try it. i and my husband have been having a lot of problem living together, he will always not make me happy because he have fallen in love with another lady outside our relationship, i tried my best to make sure that my husband leave this woman but the more i talk to him the more he makes me fell sad, so my marriage is now leading to divorce because he no longer gives me attention. so with all this pain and agony, i decided to contact this spell caster to see if things can work out between me and my husband again. this spell caster who was a woman told me that my husband is really under a great spell that he have been charm by some magic, so she told me that she was going to make all things normal back. she did the spell on my husband and after 5 days my husband changed completely he even apologize with the way he treated me that he was not him self, i really thank this woman her name is Dr Aluta she have bring back my husband back to me i want you all to contact her who are having any problem related to marriage issue and relationship problem she will solve it for you. her email is traditionalspellhospital@gmail.com she is a woman and she is great. wish you good time.

Reply to this comment

author avatar Wright
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Me and my husband have been trying for a baby for over three years now, We were going to a fertility clinic for about 8 months before somebody told us to contact this spell caster who is so powerful, We contacted him at this email arewaspecialistttemple@gmail.com I copied the email and I sent him a mail he replied me and I told me all my sorrow is over, but after three years of trying we were at a point where we were willing to try anything. And I'm glad we came to Dr Dahiru, Because his pregnancy spell cast put us at ease, and I honestly believe him, and his gods really helped us as well, I am thankful for all he has done, he then told me that I should wipe my tears with such comforting words he told me to buy some items that his going to use to cast the pregnancy spell I did and he made the spell for me and told me when next I meet with my husband I we conceive,at first I thought it was a scam but I just followed my inner mind and I sent the money for him to buy all the items after some months I went to check with my doctor and I was 4weeks pregnant, thanks to Dr Dahiru spell temple,I want to use this medium to tell everyone having similar problem. contact him via email: arewaspecialistttemple@gmail.com if you are trying to get a baby or want your lover back. he has powers to do it, he has done mine,

Reply to this comment

author avatar Frama
11th Jun 2015 (#)

Without DR DAHIRU a lot of people would have been dead through heart break. My case is not different from heart break, I am married woman with 3 kids and there was a time when i was having problem with my husband because he was having an affair outside our marriage and this was making me feel bad. So i tried finding solution to my problem by reading a lot of relationship tips on the internet and that was how i came in contact with DR DAHIRU contact details and through the help of DR DAHIRU at arewaspecialistttemple@gmail.com my husband left the girl he was having affair with and he came back to me and our kids. After a job well done by DR DAHIRU i felt that it will be unfair if i keep this secret to myself and that is why i am going to drop the contact details of DR DAHIRU right now,or you can also reach him via this email: arewaspecialistttemple@gmail.com

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password