"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.....Humpty Dumpty had a great fall...All the kings horses and all the kings men....couldn't put Humpty together again."
This has always been one of my favorite nursery rhymes! I can remember, trying my best, to figure out why in world would an egg try to sit on a wall.
When I was a young girl, my mother would read this rhyme to us kids....all the time! It wasn't until we were all older, that she would reveal to us a very teachable lesson found in this old NR.
The part that she most wanted us to learn, was not that "Humpty Dumpty" sat on a wall.....
It was that he fell off....and that "all the kings horses and all the kings men, Couldn't put Humpty together again."
"WORDS" that may come out of our mouths can never be forgotten! In the same way that Humpty could not be put back together again.....Words that hurt others can never be taken back.
Sometimes we let negative words, hurtful words, come out of our mouths and usually, within moments....we go Eeeek, "I didn't mean to say that" OR "I didn't really mean it."
Yes you did.....Yes I did.... We just might not have meant for the words to have come out so loud! Words can be cruel and the negative words, can make us look bad.
I need to tell you though....I have been guilty of saying something to someone (deliberately) knowing full well that the words I spoke were going to cause hurt feelings for someone.
Am I happy with myself for doing so? Most definitely not!!
At the same time, I have also been a recipient of bad words! My feelings have been hurt before.....and there are a few of those words that have never left me. I have forgiven those who may have said them....but I have not forgotten the words that felt like daggers being pushed into my chest.
It is so important that we guard what we say to others.
I'm thankful for this old nursery rhyme....and I'm thankful for a mother who took her time to teach us about the importance of being kind to others....
Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday afternoon....
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