Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nursery Rhyme and a good lesson...

"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....
shug ~


Betsy Adams said...

Hello, Words that come out of our mouth can hurt... I've said things I didn't mean --and I've received hurtful comments...

I may have told you this before but I used to do a Children's Sermon on this.. I would take a tube of toothpaste and squeeze out some of the toothpaste in front of the children. Then'd I would ask them if they could put the toothpaste BACK in the tube... Of course not! Then I tell them that words are like that... IF they come out of your mouth, you cannot take them back... Good lesson for all of us.


Michelle said...

Always wise words from you, Shug! I am always lifted when I visit your blog! Have a great Sunday!

Gert said...

Oh Shug...this is such an important lesson to learn. We all at one time or another "say" something we wish later we hadn't said. Guess that's why we have two ears and one mouth! smile..


Ginny said...

I LOVE your boot lineup header! Your mom was a very wise woman to link the nursery rhyme and what we say to others. I would never have thought of it, but this way, what she said will REALLY stick in your mind and stay with you!

20 North Ora said...

Truer words have never been spoken. It is so important that we guard what comes out of our mouths.

Thanks for visiting 20 North Ora.


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Words are very powerful... for the good or the bad. Amen. blessings ~ tanna

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I've certainly said things that didn't come out the right way. And things have been said to me that I wish I'd never heard. The old saying "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me" is simply not true, imo! They can and do harm/hurt!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I was often told,Sticks and stones may break my bones,but words will never hurt me. That is just an outright lie. Words hurt and cause a lot of damage.Thanks for this post.

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