My friend and mentor Al Hirsch sent me this video several days ago and it so moved me that I want to share it with you.
As someone who uses words in my work, I know the impact some well-written words can have. Words can be powerful enough to change minds, motivate action, open hearts. Having the ability to craft words into sentences that can create action is a pretty heady thing, I must admit. I've seen it in my work, and I've also seen it in community activism at home. I've been in meetings where others screamed and threatened, but got nowhere. And then I, with some calmly-spoken carefully-chosen words, was able to change minds and move people closer toward a common resolution.
Words can be powerful. We should use them for good.