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Our words either speak and encourage or they speak and discourage.  We manifest the power of the words we speak and they can either make our dreams or break them.

In his book The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz discusses what he believes to be the essential agreements for living a life of personal freedom.

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In our modern society, we often toss words about without thinking before we speak. From the hateful words of a cyber bully or playground bully, to the negative skewering of political candidates or elected officials, to the overworked parent speaking harshly to their child.

The words we speak always have consequences.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ~ Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)

Words kill, words give life;
    they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. ~ Proverbs 18:21 (MSG)

Are you cognizant of the words that you speak?