Faith Fitness and Laughter

Our Words

on April 30, 2013

Morning my friends!  How are you this morning??   I am so happy to say that I am in such a better place than I was even two days ago.  One of the things that I have learned (and kind of the hard way) in the last few months is that our words really do have an affect on others.  Yes, the positive words are nice to our ears and we love to tell others that they are doing a good job.  But what about those words that don’t?  And what about those words that aren’t backed with truth.  There’s no action. 

What you see is what you get when you meet me.  I don’t want to ever come across as something that I am not.  Frankly, I like to sleep at night. 


Our words can also have an affect on someone so much that it causes other things to happen in that persons life.  Our words affect our families, our friends, our co-workers, husbands, wives… everyone.  But there are words that some people do not hear.  It’s the words that are spoken to ourselves.   The ones that run deep.  Words you would never say in front of anyone else. 

Saying things to ourselves such as; I’m not good enough, You’re such an idiot, What a loser, You don’t belong, create destructive thought patterns that can, to us, seem like a true reality. 

I hope you are going to hang with me here….


Dealing with weight my entire life has developed a self image problem.  Sure, I’ve lost weight, but what’s buried deep inside are insecure feelings of self-worth.  If I don’t accomplish something and do it well, my thought process goes straight to negativity and this is a distorted way of looking at things.  And a false one.

These really are lies that somehow become truths in our minds. 

I am still amazed at how much I let one persons actions and lies affect the thoughts of myself.  I’m almost ashamed to admit that to you. 


There has to be an end to it right?  I think there is.  When God looks at me, He sees His daughter.  Someone that He loves.  Has worth.  Leaning on that and not on what others think, or say, or do. 




New Recipe!!


How to Make Homemade Box Mix Style Brownies


I am making these this weekend! 


I also wanted to share my dinner that I had last night……  Smile



Tilapia, sweet potato wedges and broccoli!  I love this meal!  Just looking at it makes me full!  Yesterday’s weather was so perfect and today’s is supposed to be exactly the same.  The sun was out and it was beautiful. 








One of the lovely young ladies that used to work at our branch came by with these little babies…




I wanted one so bad!!!  For like a few seconds… Winking smile



I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!!



Talk to me:  How do you let words affect you?  How do you handle them when they are negative?


6 responses to “Our Words

  1. Sometimes, I let my own thoughts get the better of me, and other peoples’ words definitely help. That dinner looks pretty great, and those puppies are ADORABLE!

  2. chasingchels says:

    Words are very powerful to me, both spoken and unspoken. One wrong word or tone, and my day can be turned completely upside down. I’ll think about whatever wad said (or not said) for hours, completely overanalyzing it and making it bigger than it really is. Something I’m working on and slowly getting better at but definitely still one of the hardest things for me to change, esp where negative self talk is concerned. One of the things that’s helping me the most right now is to think about how i would talk to a friend…if I wouldn’t say it to one of them, I shouldn’t say it to myself either

    • It really is amazing at how many women go right to the negative self talk. I was just talking to a friend about it last night. Like we see ourselves in this distorted image.. I just want to come to a place where I love what God has created in me. 🙂 You are the best Caitlin!

  3. Words and thoughts are definitely the most powerful things. I’m glad you’re doing better with where you’re at and sorting things out 🙂

    Your dinner looks delicious too!

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